Lately I occasionally get redirected to other websites when I load some news websites. It could be a banner redirect I guess, but I suspect something more sinister.
The iPad is NOT jailbroken and runs the latest iOS 5
Last three incidents were
- clicking a link in an email from linkedIn which linked to an article on Forbes.com. When the article loaded, it was replaced (or a link popped up in a new window - not sure now) with a site that was surely not a forbes advertiser.
- using the twitter app, I clicked a tweet from spitsnieuws.nl, it opened a pane inside the twitter app with the article, once it had loaded, it was replaced with a site surely not a spitsnieuws advertiser.
- this URL got replaced after load. So I'm pretty sure it is an ad server issue http://www.java-forums.org/java-applets/30447-java-print-service-applets-ie.html
- another URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2168061/French-electrician-stranded-Moroccan-desert-rebuilt-wrecked-car-motorbike-drove-civilisation.html
I can only imagine both situations were safari or embedded safari, but I do not know how the official twitter app loads web pages into its own pane
Googling for malware on iPad has so far turned up nothing.
Suggestions? I can of course revert to factory default, but it would be useful to know what I had encountered.
Looking at the dsn settings, they start with 10. so local to my network - none of my other devices (iPad3, iPhone4/4S, iMac, macBook (yes, I'm a fanboy) ) on the same network shows this behaviour.
For now I have cleared cookies and application data. I will try to reproduce.