1. mws_1984's Avatar
    Was on google and got a pop up that my phone was hacked. I quickly exited. Is there any apps I can get to see if that was legit or some random pop up? I’ve had battery life issues which is a sign of being hacked. No other issues not concerned to see if I have an issue.
    04-22-2022 05:36 PM
  2. Ed7789's Avatar
    I have never seen such a popup. It is possible and, according to your own report, likely that it is a rogue ad/site.

    While uncommon, iOS devices can be compromised (e.g.: using similar means that jailbreaks use).

    I hope someone with more experience with iOS Security hops on by to suggest steps that allow you to check for such a situation.

    One of the action items would be to restore your iPhone using macOS’s Finder or Apple iTunes on Windows AND setup as new. I would avoid doing that unless it’s not confirmed as a clean device.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-22-2022 06:15 PM
  3. Ed7789's Avatar
    Was on google and got a pop up that my phone was hacked. I quickly exited. Is there any apps I can get to see if that was legit or some random pop up? I’ve had battery life issues which is a sign of being hacked. No other issues not concerned to see if I have an issue.
    Just for the record, I asked that your two posts on the same subject are merged, because it can serve as a reference for newcomers.
    mws_1984 likes this.
    04-22-2022 07:13 PM
  4. mws_1984's Avatar
    Just for the record, I asked that your two posts on the same subject are merged, because it can serve as a reference for newcomers.
    Yeah no problem. I put it one spot then realized it’s more a hardware thing. Ended up loading up Norton 360. Nothing compromised.
    Ed7789 likes this.
    04-22-2022 07:16 PM
  5. C6TX6's Avatar
    Fake alert javascript. Very common and harmless UNLESS you follow the "instructions" given! Close down the browser and continue. Instead of paying for a useless anti virus or security product, sign up for a free NextDNS account which will filter/block the bad sites BEFORE they can even run any code on your device. Keeps things snappy and your battery happier in the long run.
    doogald and Just_Me_D like this.
    04-23-2022 08:51 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    Fake alert javascript. Very common and harmless UNLESS you follow the "instructions" given! Close down the browser and continue. Instead of paying for a useless anti virus or security product, sign up for a free NextDNS account which will filter/block the bad sites BEFORE they can even run any code on your device. Keeps things snappy and your battery happier in the long run.
    This.

    Anyone who hacks your phone successfully is not going to alert you to it anyway.
    Just_Me_D and Annie_M like this.
    04-23-2022 12:11 PM
  7. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    No. It was a crappy phishing ad. Close your browser and open it again and you'll be fine.
    Just_Me_D and Not Quite Right like this.
    04-23-2022 04:23 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In addition, you might want to clear your history, cache and cookies.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    04-23-2022 06:37 PM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It likely came from a site you were on. It's phishing for your info. Close Safari, and go to Settings > Safari > scroll down to the blue "Clear History and Website Data". That should take care of it.
    04-23-2022 11:03 PM
  10. Wotchered's Avatar
    Yup, it’s a scam ! I delete the page, history, and collected website data,just in case.
    04-24-2022 07:49 AM
  11. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    All of the above.
    04-24-2022 09:54 AM

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