Please help, I Pad is being hacked

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by Big Pinch, Aug 26, 2013.

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    This has happened 3 times in the last week where when browsing on my i pad someone else becomes in control of the screen. The only way I can stop this is by turning off the i pad. Can someone please tell me how to clean up the i pad so I can stop this happening. I was on YouTube when this happened this last time, the screen then went back to my home page and then someone started opening up random apps.
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    I've heard a few stories like that recently. It is less likely you're iPad is being hijacked, rather your iPad is experiencing issues, possibly a fault with the capacitive screen that's causing random actions to take place.
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    I totally agree
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    Yes, we've had a number of threads recently about iPads 'acting crazy' or 'being taken over' - :) I suspect that if this behavior is occurring only in your browsing app(s), then you are likely experiencing ad popups, browsing re-direction, or forms of 'scareware' - check HERE for some excellent discussion on the subject. You might want to try a different browser (plenty available in the app store).

    Now if these events are happening in your non-browsing apps, then you might want to go through the steps quoted below - good luck and let us know your results - Dave

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    Thanks to all of you for your advice, when this had been happening I turned off the I-pad and re-booted which cured the problem. I will continue to do this as per your tips. Thanks again.

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