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iPhone 4S Malware?

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ShadyHolic Calculating status...
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Feb 21, 2013 2:21 PM

I was checking my email today and I recieved an emaill and the subject read "MAILER DAEMON" and then I opened it, it said could not send email to (one of my friends email adresses) and I was confused because I never sent an email. Then it showed a copy of the full email and it was just a long link and it was trying to send to a couple of email adresses in my contacts. I immediatly thought I got hacked or it's a virus of some sort. I just recently jailbroke my iPhone 4S and I'm very familar with jailbreaking, I've done it many times, and nothing like this has ever happened to me. So I'm not sure if it's my email that has a virus or my iPhone, I'm aware of the consenquences of having a jailbroken device but this has never happened to me. So I did some research and I saw an article that was explaning a type of Malware that can spread through email and networks, so now I am home and turned off wifi on my phone because I'm scared that the malware will get into my family's devices, I'm really not sure what to do. I've already changed my email password but I just don't know if I should restore my iPhone. I'm literally clueless and any suggestions will help. Thank You.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.1
  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9 (50,075 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to ShadyHolic)

    Well since you have hacked your phone, we can't speak to its security anymore, but most likely your email account has been compromised. Change your password.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,005 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to ShadyHolic)

    Your phone is jailbroken. It's not "safe" to do anything with it any more. You have compromised the security of the device and all the data on it by jailbreaking.

     

    You have also voided any warranty or Apple Care agreement you had on it and you have forfeited all rights to support here and from Apple.

     

    Discussing jailbroken devices is forbidden in these forums by the terms of service.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,870 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 4:37 PM (in response to ShadyHolic)

    You can use Google to find out how to clear your jailbreak and restore your iPhone to its natural state but I doubt that your iPhone was hacked in this instance. Sounds like someone you know (or yourself) had their contacts stolen and a spammer is sending out mail with your email address.

     

    To be sure I would change your email address and restore your iPhone then you won't have to worry about it.

     

    Don't be surprised if you get more of these over the next few days.

  • wildelycreative Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2013 9:04 AM (in response to ShadyHolic)

    My phone has the same issue as the original poster. It is an unjailbroken iPhone 4.

     

    At first I thought something might have downloaded onto my PC hard drive to cause this problem but, the compromised email account is only on this phone.

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