The iPhone is a line of smart phones designed by Apple Inc, running Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released in 2007 and has followed an annual release schedule since.

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What OS's will “brick” a stolen phone; preventing their use or resale by a potential thief?

You can look at this question in two ways: Prior to purchasing a used phone, I want to ensure that the IMEI is not locked and I'm able to use it fully. Or you can be a purchaser who wants to devalue ...
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Security flaw in iOS, Safari weird behavior or what else?

some months ago I was travelling and flew from Frankfurt airport and, while there, I probably connected to some Telekom.de free hotspot. I have an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.02 (at that time it was 8.1.x). ...
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Can my iPhone photos be viewed by the person I got it from?

I got my phone from a friend, and I wanted to know if anything can be viewed by him. Can he see my photos (and other stuff of course) when he knows the IMEI (and maybe other things) of the phone?
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Is there a security benefit in knowing if my iPhone is jailbroken?

There is an app for the iPhone supposedly detects if your smartphone has a jailbreak installed. Is there a security benefit in knowing whether your phone has a jailbreak or not?
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iPhone 5/6 RAM security

I'm interested in how the RAM can be exploited in iPhone 5+, iOS 8+. I've previously discussed general iPhone encryption and from the response it reads: There are many exploits over the years ...
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Is it more secure to always download app/update iOS via iTunes in PC/Mac instead of in iPhone directly?

Is it more secure to always download ipa and then sync iPhone/download update by iTunes instead of downloading them in iPhone directly? Because I think it allows me to never enter my apple account ...
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iPhone 5c iOS 7.1 deleted video recovery?

Can a video that was deleted from an iPhone 5c running iOS 7.1 be recovered? 1) the video was not in the camera roll 2) the video was deleted 3 weeks before seizure of device 3) app used to ...
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How did FBI/DoJ retrieve the data stored on the encrypted iPhone?

Quote from The New York Times: The Justice Department said Monday that it had found a way to unlock an iPhone without help from Apple, allowing the agency to withdraw its legal effort to ...
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What data is not encrypted in iOS 8+ when “locked”

Scenario: iPhone 5+ with iOS 8+ with system encryption enabled. The phone is on and locked. (the user has authenticated (unlocked phone) at least once since power-up, and then relocked). What ...
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Are VPNs for iPhones vulnerable to hacking?

I use VPNs all the time on my iPhone to get around websites being blocked and sometimes just for privacy, but are they secure? In this video the guy installed a certificate on the lady's phone that ...
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What is “NAND mirroring”, the alleged technique that the FBI will use to crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone?

According to Ars Technica, Jonathan Zdziarski, a leading independent Apple iOS security researcher and forensics expert, has a theory about the FBI's newly discovered potential route into the ...
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Triangulate a mac adress

Last Sunday my iMac was stolen by a burglar. On Monday it showed up on 'find my mac'. Good police work and a lot of luck ended up in me retrieving my device that was on a location more than 50 meter ...
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Can the NSA/FBI Recover Encrypted iPhone Contents by Decapping the Chips? [duplicate]

The NSA/FBI certainly has the ability to reliably decap microprocessors, surely has impressive microscopes that can map out those chips and insert probes, and probably has access to many of these ...
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How to legally jailbreak an iPhone? [closed]

I'm looking to jailbreak my work phone to pen test iOS applications. From a compliance point of view I've got the green light as long as I don't go on our companies intranet with it or put company ...
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How to erase data from iPhone before selling? [duplicate]

I need to sell on my old iPhone 6 online, but there are many sensitive information in it, like messages, photos and contacts. I would like to make sure the new owner can't access my files. will it be ...
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What are the security implications of installing an iPhone configuration profile?

What are the security risks of installing a "configuration profile" on iOS from www.vshare.com? I don't know what a configuration profile is or what it does. They are found in Settings > General > ...
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T-Mobile WWAN IP address is DoD Network Information Center? [closed]

I wrote an app that grabs the IP address of my Wifi as well as the WWAN i.e. the data part of my Tmobile plan. I have an iPhone. Here is what my app prints. I use pretty standard code to obtain the ...
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How difficult would it be for FBI to extract firmware from NAND chip and AES key from CPU? [duplicate]

Following the recent Apple and FBI news I started to think of ways for the FBI to gain access to this phone without erasing the data. I'm not entirely sure if this idea is possible, hence why I ask ...
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Why can't the FBI read the key embedded in the iPhone's secure chip/ROM directly from hardware (silicon)?

As far as I understand, the 4 digit passcode is combined (in some fashion) with a key stored in secure read only memory (e.g. secure enclave chip or similar), where it is directly embedded into ...
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Should I erase my iPhone if lost/stolen?

The recommended procedure is: Erase the phone immediately if stolen. But if the phone has a passcode and no-one can break into it anyway, can erasing be safely disregarded altogether? The upside of ...
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How can Apple claim that a backup of an iPhone made to iCloud is “hackable”/accessible but not the data on the device itself?

So I’ve been reading up on the 2015 San Bernardino attack and the legal/tech issues surrounding the FBI’s request that Apple unlocks the shooter’s phone. This is how I understand the issue: The FBI ...
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Why IOS on IPhone cannot be brute-forced programatically? [duplicate]

I am interested in the recent Apple case where FBI wants to get access, but they say it's not technically possible other than creating a new OS (or I guess just modifying the existing one). More ...
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Apple vs DOJ - how strong is the 10-try wipe brute force barrier?

Out of curiosity and with the hope of helping other beginners and journalists. The current Apple vs DOJ standoff in a nutshell - Apple is resisting DOJ with statements like what they're asking is ...
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Is it possible to intercept ssl with burp on iOS 8.3

I have tried to intercept SSL connection on iOS 8.3 using BURP Proxy. I receive the error "There was a problem communicating with the secure web proxy server (HTTPS)." Is it because of some ...
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What is suspected to be on the famous encrypted iPhone? [closed]

Quite a big deal is being made about Apple's refusal to decrypt an iPhone used in a terrorist attack. What is suspected to be on the device? If the crime has already been committed and the dead ...
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IP address, iphone, Snapchat

My child is being accused of doing some improper things via Snapchat, but he swears that he did not do anything, and he is the type of person who probably would not. The only thing the police are ...
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Android vs iPhone encryption

I'm really curious to know what the technologies behind Android and iPhone are in regards to encryption. I know Android was supposed to go with encryption by default like iOS 8.0 and beyond and never ...
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Can a faked iPhone SMS log be detected

SMS messages received by an iPhone is stored unencrypted in an SQLite database, which may be extracted by backing up the phone. You can manipulate (tamper with, e.g: replace the text of a message ...
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Can setting the date on your iPhone to the epoch really brick it? [closed]

So, I've started seeing warnings that there is a troll/hoax saying that people should set the date on their phone to 1st January 1970 to get a retro logo to display. The warnings say that this will ...
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After I've plugged my phone into a computer to upload photos, can people see the photos I did not upload even after I unplugged my phone?

I plugged my phone into a computer at work to upload photos using a USB, then unplugged it. I only uploaded the photos I needed, however, could they somehow see the photos I didn't upload on the ...
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What can an iOS app tell about you?

We all know while using a new iOS app it might ask for information like location or access to the camera. Those are both features we can deny to the app. There are, however, features apps can access ...
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What does my iPhone see/track when connected to my macbook PC?

Recently hooked up my work iPhone to my personal MacBook to charge the phone. I viewed some websites that would be questionable on the MacBook using the hotel WiFi. What does the iPhone track when ...
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iOS Mail App Security

I have my own domain name and I had some issues with the delivery time. So, I started looking at the mail header to see where my mail was stuck and why. That is not the issue.. While messing around ...
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How did my network admin identify my iPhone and how can I hide my ID?

I recently got a call from our network admin asking that I stop the app updates on my iPhone to open up bandwidth. It is my personal phone. My question is 2 part: Out of all of the personal devices ...
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Finding my iPhone - Conned through SMS and website

I lost my iPhone 6 phone on Tuesday night at a club. I was registered on iCloud.com so on next morning I saw the phone was offline and showed the last known location. However the 24 hours rule meant ...
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Getting strange texts to an iPhone #PWD123456#00X

My dad is getting strange SMS texts to his iPhone 4 Some examples: #PWD123456#WHL003=2308480298 #PWD123456#WHL004=2398480389 #PWD123456#WHL002 #PWD123456#WHL002 #PWD123456#STATUS? ...
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IPhone iOS 8.3 encryption security against physical access

NB: While you are free to answer this question, there is a more specific discussion here Excerpt from Apple's Whitepaper "iOS Security" on Effaceable Storage: A dedicated area of NAND storage, ...
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Can a random person find me if my location services are turned off?

I was recently asked by a friend if it's possible for someone to find someone else's location if they didn't have the location services on, on their phone. I told him I'm not sure but I didn't think ...
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What footprint iOS or Android App leaves? and how to change it

I've read some place that each phone and/or sim leaves some kind of footprints when it uses a social app (Google, Instagram etc.). I would like to stay anonymous or at least blend in with the crowd. ...
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How do I view the signature of an iOS application?

OSX had an issue where the certificate was expired and several apps could not be opened after that date. The command above illustrates how this could have been detected. Does iOS have a similar ...
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How to block a cloned SIM card? [closed]

If someone manages to get access to my iPhone's SIM card (I left the phone at a repair shop for a few days and forgot to take the SIM card out). Now, the repair people at that shop were acting all ...
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What are the privacy and infosec risks with Apple Watches and Android Wear?

From what I can tell, I Apple Watch apps act like a remote control to a nearby iPhone using Bluetooth or BLE. Conversely Android watches have the ability to run full applications, and therefore ...
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HTML Injection on iOS?

I had an uncommon issue with both Safari and Chrome on an iPhone 6 running iOS 9.0.1 last night - a number of sites were displayed with altered links and/or additional links (clearly from a ...
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Bring your own phone to a (new) job: Consequences?

I am starting a new job, and I have the choice to receive a phone from the company, or to bring my own. I am considering using my own phone, to avoid having an extra device, but I want to better ...
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Any recent IOS Monitor Mode Projects?

There was a project back for IOS 5 that created a sudo-moniter mode using tcpdump, python, and libpcap. It does require a jailbreak. It is located here: Ios Monitor Mode Are there any projects for ...
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Decrypt iPhone DD Image [closed]

I wanted to recover with foremost or scapel the a girlfriends iPhone 4, because she had deleted all the videos of her daughter. What I have got: A backup of the iPhone with iTunes without password. ...
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How is Facebook accessing my iPhone texts in order to recommend friends?

I have noticed that Facebook has been recently recommending people who have texted me. It has been able to connect their number (I believe most of these people are using iPhone) and connect their ...
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How does the Facebook App on iPhone access the SMS data from iMessages? What are the details?

(This is not a repeat question to "How is Facebook accessing my iPhone texts in order to recommend friends?", linked below. I wish to know the internal details of how downloading the Facebook app on a ...
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IP address of an iPhone

Recently I logged on to my bank account via the Chase app on my iPhone. I received a message that another device was currently logged on to my account and "would I like to end the session"? Of course, ...
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What to do when iPhone is successfully phished

My girlfriend watched "some" pages on her iPhone and facebook.you-won.com page appeared. She didn't know how to get rid of that JavaScript alert, so she clicked OK. After that she closed the page, and ...