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Help!! Can my iPod be tracked??

by FoxyCakeLady / November 4, 2012 3:31 AM PST

I got a popup from "motracking.com" on my iPod Safari saying I "won" an iPad or something. I couldn't delete the window so I just clicked "OK." Nothing happened, no link to a website or anything.

This has never happened to me before. I'm scared it will hack into my iPod or something, so I deleted my email accounts and turned off the Wifi. What should I do???

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Btw
by FoxyCakeLady / November 4, 2012 3:33 AM PST

It's an iTouch 2nd. Gen.

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Your iPod....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 3:37 AM PST

....cannot be tracked like a cell phone. You probably encountered a wifi, location-based message. Leaving wifi off will prevent such popups on your device. Your best bet is to never respond to unknown messages from someone you don't know. "An ounce of prevention ........"

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So wait,
by FoxyCakeLady / November 4, 2012 3:40 AM PST
In reply to: Your iPod....

Does that mean if I go back to using it for email and stuff I'll be alright? I'm confused.

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Where are you using this WiFi?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 4:59 AM PST
In reply to: So wait,

Using WiFi in public places was bad enough. In case you didn't read why, here's the tip of the iceberg -> http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3513_7-5630181-1.html

Some may write that's old news but 7 years later it's still very effective and works like a charm.

There's a lesson here for those that want to know.
Bob

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Wifi
by FoxyCakeLady / November 4, 2012 5:11 AM PST

It's a private one

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Then the web site can still know a few things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 5:39 AM PST
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1. It's an iPad.
2. The source IP and can target that device with ads.

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And from the IP ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 4, 2012 5:51 AM PST

they know where approximately you live, so you might see local ads. And they might track your usage of other sites, so they can provide you with personalised ads.

About motracking.com:
- https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4480523?start=0&tstart=0
- www.motracking.com makes me think that if the device has GPS, they know where you are, if you press OK

Kees

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