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Getting a new network when connecting my iphone to my laptop

By Tony AW ·
When I connect my iphone to my laptop I get another network, shown as the word "Network" tith a single or double number. Why is this and could it indicate that I have spyware on my phone?

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Tethering?

by Seonix In reply to Getting a new network whe ...

I wouldn't automatically presume it's "spyware" or something along those lines. If you have tethering enabled your laptop will detect it as a networking device as well as a USB storage device.

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by Tony AW In reply to Tethering?

Thank you for that. I never knew about "tethering before" and maybe that might come in handy in rhe future.

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You see this 'network' on your laptop??

by robo_dev In reply to Getting a new network whe ...

I assume you are plugging your iphone into your laptop in via USB or are you using bluetooth?

Personally I have never seen any spyware for iPhone, and unless device is unlocked, there is no way to install or introduce any malware or spyware to the device.

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by Tony AW In reply to You see this 'network' on ...

I got the iphone as a present but the box was without its usual (I think) cellophane wrapping. I have been told that it is possible to load syware prgrammes on an iphone and being paranoid I have not been without my suspicions. I have seen you tube items about the subject.

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The iPhone does not come shrink-wrapped in cellophane

by robo_dev In reply to Getting a new network whe ...

As long as it's a phone which is 'locked' to a particular provider (e.g. AT&T or Verizon), then the ONLY way ANY software of any type can be loaded onto the phone is thru the Apple App store. Remember, malware or spyware is simply software, and you're not going to get spyware from the Apple app store, period.

Even if the phone were unlocked (jailbroken), which would allow all types of non-Apple-approved software to be installed, there are perhaps one or two somewhat obscure pieces of malware that exist for the iPhone, and the chance that you got it are very very low.

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