11-05-2019 11:18 PM
Ok, just acquired a new phone. I purchased some vinyl records via Discogs.com and, as you would, checked my messages in my gmail account on my new device.
Clicked on a link to one of the records I was buying in the invoice message and got a pop up phishing page purporting to be a survey from EE. Several other threads about this type of problem going back several years.
OK: valid e-mail from a widely used marketplace; gmail account; connected to my home EE broadband at the time.
So, where is the weak link in the chain? In the meantime I have removed any mail connections from my phone and changed my passwords.
12-05-2019 07:58 AM
12-05-2019 08:55 AM
Welcome to the year 2000. These pop ups aren't new. It's a small bit of code which tailored the pop up as your ISP . It's not difficult and it's not new. If you want more security then use the Gmail app rather than your native email clients.
Your password for Gmail should be safe (if you had the padlock and HTTPS) you should always have 2 stage authentication active on any email accounts as well.
13-05-2019 09:54 AM
Thanks for your reply.
Ok, what I saw first was a small pop up with my IP address. Trying to get rid of this by shutting the browser down, I inadvertently tapped it and it took me to a fake EE phishing page asking for information. Easy enough to clear that and I then deleted my browsing history. Didn't enter anything, obviously.
What are the chances of a virus or malware getting on? I'm using iOS 12.2. Should I get the phone re-set and can I do this?
13-05-2019 10:42 AM
@Cheesyal If this is on a iPhone then you’ll be perfectly safe. iOS is the most safe operating system on any phone. Don’t worry about it.
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