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1112 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2013 2:02 PM by Bonesaw1962 RSS
sheadra Calculating status...
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Jun 22, 2012 1:40 PM

Got a question: I've been getting weird text messages from phone numbers that I do not recognize for the last 22 days( I never respond to them), my phone calls are ending abruptly, or when I call someone; the call takes forever to finally connect. My iMessager is turned of sometimes and my incoming text messages come in about an hour after they've been sent to me( I can tell because of the timestamp in the message). But, what bothered me the most is that yesterday I received a text message that said "your phone has been hacked pray for hackers." I thought that iPhones could not be hacked. Can they be hacked, and does it sound like mine has really been haacked? What are the symptons for a hacked iPhone?

iPhone 4S
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,680 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to sheadra)

    Those are all strange occurences for sure.  Is you iPhone jailbroken?  Have you loaned it to anyone for a few hours?  If so, it could be.  Non-jailbroken iPhones can't really be 'hacked'

     

    That being said, try restoring with you backup.  If you still have problems, restore as new, i.e. without your backup.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Jun 22, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to sheadra)

    He thinks this may be a friend of pranking me as far as the text message is concerned.

     

    That is almost certainly the case.

     

    I just need confirmation that iphones can not be hacked

     

    Unless your iPhone has been jailbroken, the chances that it has been hacked are vanishingly small. If you still suspect a hack, though, restore the iPhone to factory settings. That would remove any even theoretical hack.

     

    Regards.

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  • TortFeazor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to varjak paw)

    Late afternoon JUly 27 I received a  text message on my iPhone 4s (running on Sprint) for a Microsoft Office software advertisement for a really cheap price.  I knew is was a scam and tried to delete it and now my phone cannot send or receive any texts and only freezes when I click the text app!   

     

     

    Help!!!!

     

    My phone is not Jailbroke!

  • serenitynow1 Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to paulcb)

    well the process of JB is hacking... so non-JB phones are the ones that get hacked.

  • Bonesaw1962 Level 4 Level 4 (1,200 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to TortFeazor)

    Have you stopped the Apps running, using the double-tap-on-the-home-button method, and have you reset it using the combination of home and power button? The App is probably just hung up...

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