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JillRN1995 Calculating status...
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Dec 19, 2012 9:10 PM

My gmail account was hacked today.  I changed my gmail password and I deleted all of my gmail messages, both incoming and outgoing.


I typically use my ipad for gmail, but I occasionally use my hp laptop.  I scanned my laptop and no malware was detected.


Now I'm concerned that my ipad is not secure.  Please advise.





  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,075 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 9:15 PM (in response to JillRN1995)

    Your iPad is secure from malware. Google Mail is pretty secure too, but spammers routinely hijack Google Mail or any email addresses and forge their "from" addresses, frauduently implicating you as the sender. There is little you can do about this, other than to obscure or restrict your email address from potentially appearing somewhere the scam artists can see it.


    Your iPad is not the cause of this and there is nothing to scan.

  • Ferd II Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to JillRN1995)


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    OS X Mountain Lion, iPad 3G, iPhone 4, 20GB iPod Color, iPod shuffle
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,490 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 9:31 PM (in response to JillRN1995)

    Malware does not run on iPad.

    It is the mail server that has been hacked, not the iPad, or you have been spoofed.


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