Pop up fear
I was using safari and a white box pop up appeared saying I had been using sites related to illegal porn. I had not been viewing anything illegal at all and simply closed safari and cleared my history. Because I did this so quickly in fear of a virus I didn't read the whole pop up and can't say if it was asking for money. Usually I wouldn't think twice about this but it is the fact the white box pop up looke so genuine (identical box that appears when your iOS update is available but was a bit longer) any way would this be a scam pop up or do apple ever send things like this?
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Re: Pop up fear
What you are looking at is called "Ransom Ware". It's a scam. Here are 3 tips to avoid it in the future...
1.) Clear your browser history (completely).
2.) Restart your browser application.
3.) Stop visiting shady porno or illegal download websites (IE: torrents, streams, etc).
- 07-18-2015, 06:02 AM #12
Re: What is this white box pop up?
I received this message last night as well which is freaking me out, have you heard anything more from it? I wasn't looking at anything illegal and after I clicked ok it shut my safari down. I quickly cleared my history and refreshed the browser with no other issues, but it's really worrying me!
- 07-18-2015, 06:10 AM #13
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Re: Pop up fear
I have seen this a lot at work when repairing phones and it comes from porn sites, it's maleware, you have to reset your phone to get rid of it. Most of the time I only see it on android phones but as of lately I been seeing it on iPhones as well.
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