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Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 3, 2015.

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    Some Apple mobile users have been encountering a pop-up message that is particularly difficult to close.

    The message appears after a user has been redirected to a different domain, usually caused by viewing a malicious advertisement, wrote Jerome Segura, a senior security researcher with Malwarebytes.

    The message warns that a third-party application on the phone has caused the device to crash and includes a phone number where users can allegedly get their device fixed.

    Warnings such as this one are employed by technical support schemes, which convince people to call their support lines by falsely warning that their computers or devices have security or performance problems.

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