Was My Phone Just Hacked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghsNick, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    I was playing a game on my iPhone (ZigZag) and in the middle of my game it asked me for my password.

    An Apple pop-up appeared on the screen and said when an iPhone restarts (mine hadn't) you need to log in to your Apple ID.

    After I typed in my password it said it was incorrect and let me finish my game. I feel like something just captured my password acting like an undercover pop-up.
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Did you change your password and have two factor authentication turned on?
     
  3. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have 2 Factor Set up so I'm debating on whether or not to change my password.

    I think I'll do it and luckily I only use that password for Apple related stuff.

    I've been diversifying my passwords with all the crazy hacking/leaks of other websites.
     
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    This alone deserves applause.
     
  6. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well - I just learned about App Specific Passwords.

    I've always had 2 Step on but when I made a new password it made me create a separate password for iMessage and FaceTime. Now that everything is all set up I'm good to go.

    I felt like I was hacking my own account trying to get back in :cool:
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Great, this will be useful to others as well.
     
  8. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I've seen this 2 or 3 times also recently. Unfortunately, don't recall which app I was using.
     
  9. VinylStar macrumors newbie

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    Was it the same popup you get after you update? Like it's asking you to re-enter you iCloud password? I get them periodically, and sometimes after unlocking. But not very often.
     
  10. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah the iTunes password screen started occurring after restarting phone after iOS 8 was released. But the popup now happening when opening apps.
     
  11. VinylStar macrumors newbie

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    Hmm... when just opening apps, seems weird. I'd be surprised if it was a virus that we haven't been made aware of yet.
     
  12. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Was it a Gamecenter-enabled game? Perhaps that's why it was prompting for your Apple ID?
     
  13. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, apps like iCloud Keychain, 1password, last pass etc for the win.
    Can't believe what chaos I used to endure before. When I website gets hacked these days I just laugh because it takes me like 5 sec to change my password. I can probably change the 70+ accounts I have in a few min. :D
     
  14. bushido Suspended

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    i never understood those password tools. what if you want to sign into an app from your friends computer? you obviously dont know your password
     
  15. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    You look it up on your phone.
     
  16. crashoverride77, Apr 15, 2015
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    crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    It's on my phone which is always with me. I have 70+ accounts and its impossible to even remember what accounts they are, let alone the password for it. Having then same and most likely also simplistic password on every account is just deadly.
     

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