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    Is it possible to get malware by opening a text?

    by pumper05sanity ·

    Hi
    I got a very suspicious from an email address starting with xxxxxxxxx followed by a bunch of letter and numbers. It was a fake job offer saying to contact them on WhatsApp. I accidentally opened the message, but didn’t click on any links or attachments. Is it possible for it to infect my phone with malware?

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    • #3971806

      Re: text

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Is it possible to get malware by opening a text?

      Can you clarify what you mean with “text”?

      Generally, “text message” or “text” is used for sms-messages, while “message” in combination with “link” and “attachment” points to an email.

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        Reply To: Is it possible to get malware by opening a text?

        by birdmantd ·

        In reply to Re: text

        Could be an MMS if it includes an internet link along with text message. If there is no link, I don’t think a phone could possibly get malware or a virus. SMS does not have data by itself, MMS requires an internet connection and potentially could deliver one.

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      malware

      by imstephanieys ·

      In reply to Is it possible to get malware by opening a text?

      is my PC in any way infected, given that I access Onedrive on my PC, but I did not open this attachment, though i did open the email

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