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#1 Superbull

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:06 AM

I received an email from my accountant on my iPhone 5 few days ago with subject "Invoice number xxxx".  The email contains a button which points to a google drive document.   I clicked on the button and it displayed a screen very similar to the Google log on screen and asked for my user name and password.

 

I didn't enter my detail as it looks suspicious.   I then called my accountant and confirmed that it's not a real invoice.  As a result, I immediately deleted the email and cleared my browser's (Chrome) cache.

 

Is my iPhone still secure?  Is there anything else I need to do?  My iPhone is not jail broken.

 

Any advice is appreciated.



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 09:13 AM

Hi Superbull :)

That email was simply trying to link you to a phishing page. As long as you didn't enter any information (username, password, etc.) on it, you are safe. Your iPhone is still secure, and since you deleted the email, there's nothing else you need to do.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 03:06 PM

Thanks Aura for the reply.    :thumbup2:

 

Will there be any chance that the phishing page contains malware and affected my iPhone?



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 04:16 PM

It's highly unlikely. Phishing pages aren't meant to drop malware on a system (even less an iPhone).

And no problem, you're welcome :)

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