Watch got hacked!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tfitzs, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. tfitzs macrumors newbie

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    My watch got hacked. I see it on my Router when it is truned off and it shows its coming from the Ethernet port. Had to stop using it all together.
     
  2. intofx macrumors regular

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    Your watch didnt get hacked. You're porbably just seeing the list of devices that previously connected. When you connect with your watch again the router will assign the same ip. Relax and enjoy your watch.
     
  3. tfitzs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope my Watch did for sure get hacked. I do not use it on my router. Then my iPhone had to be formed also, as the hackers would just get in to it!
     
  4. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    This makes so little sense that it's not even funny. You probably should just turn off your router to prevent anything else from getting hacked.
     
  5. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    The watch knows about and uses the same WiFi networks as the iPhone.
     
  6. intofx macrumors regular

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    If your phone previously connected to your router then your watch uses the stored wifi info to connect automatically.

    Being as paranoid as you are im amazed you have internet to begin with.
     
  7. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Quick! Throw your watch outside and burn it before hackers can get your private information!
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Highly unlikely your Apple Watch was hacked. Your theory seems far fetched and aside from that, the Apple Watch works off Wifi. This doesn't make sense.
     
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  10. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    Are you on crack?
     
  11. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    I'll take it for you since you don't want to use it since it's hacked
     
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  13. Recognition macrumors 6502

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    Haha, you need to read up about the things you buy and how they work before posting in forums!
    So you think because your watch is connected to your home network, you think it's been hacked?!
    My watch shows connected to Ethernet on my router when it's connected to the airport express in the bedroom which is connected to my router via Ethernet.
    Probably the same thing happening to you.
     
  14. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Guys he is a newbie, why even acknowledge him/her - they are obviously winding you all up. Let the thread die.
     
  15. ifarlow macrumors regular

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    I need some entertainment today, so I've subscribed to this thread. Give me a minute to get the popcorn ready before continuing, please.
     
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  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    You guy's should be ashamed. The OP is correct, there is a world order conspiracy a foot and we must protect ourselves. This is why I have developed my patented protection iDevice. It is guaranteed to work and I'm offering it to all responsible :apple:Watch owners for a starting price of only $299.00.

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  20. tromboneaholic macrumors 6502a

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    How are you even alive?
     
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  22. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    In before the wasteland.

    OP, it is highly unlikely your watch was "hacked". If it is working properly, enjoy it!
     
  23. DblHelix macrumors regular

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    I think you need to dunk it in some holy water
     
  24. WLS macrumors 65816

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    USA today has a report on that denial of service attack friday. The point they make is that all those internet WIFI connected devices such as TVs DVD players and remote viewing cameras have little or none security and may have been used by hackers to stage the attacks. That being said I'm sure that Apple is aware of the potential and provides plenty of security on its wearable and mobile devices. Apple wallet especially is set up with plenty of security.
     

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