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4 Scary Signs your iPhone has a Virus” SheFinds article

“Any activity on your phone that you don’t recognize—like messages you didn’t send or apps you didn’t download—are major signs of a breach.” explains Michael Cocanower, founder and president of itSynergy in a November 29, 2018 blog post on

“Successful phishing attacks require a level of confidence in the recipient and so being able to send SMS, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp messages from your phone or account is critical. A sign of a breached iPhone would therefore be messages being sent from your device, which you yourself did not send.”

Additionally, “Any new app icons which show up or anything else that looks suspicious related to changes you didn’t make,” are red flags, explains Michael W. Cocanower, the founder & president of itSynergy.

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