For a few days now I've been getting strange invitations every day in my iOS calendar on the iPhone. Some people who are completely unknown to me invite me to use their calendar. The exact wording then says, for example, "Use logic class?" "Mitchell William invited you to a shared calendar." Then I can "decline" or "share calendars". Since I do not know these people 100% and suspect some new maliciousness from spammers or scammers behind them, I always refused.
However, I would still be interested in what the intention is. And if it's a nasty scam, then it would be interesting to know how the calendar is exploited in the process. I could imagine that you might smuggle some appointments into the calendar, which in turn call up websites that distribute malicious code. This probably only works with jailbroken iPhones, but there are already quite a few of them. But that's just speculation.
At first I thought there should be more people who got these strange calendar invitations and I looked for the message in Google, but unfortunately I didn't find anything. Right now I seem to be the only one blogging about it. :-)
If there are more people receiving these invitations, I would appreciate your feedback!
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.