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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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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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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SQLite database iPhone data [closed]

I opened a SQLite database file, and it seems to have many rows that aren't readable. The data has got weird symbols including "question mark diamonds". Is it data that iPhone encrypts when it goes to ...
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Is the iPhone vulnerable to the BadUSB malware?

Supposedly, the BadUSB malware can infect any USB device. But I find this hard to believe since I don't see why most USB devices would have reprogrammable firmware and I find it even harder to believe ...
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Could the Fleximobile iPhone spyware be installed on a victim's iPhone just by having them connect it to a hacked computer via USB?

My computer recently got hacked and I want to know how likely it is that my non-jailbroken iPhone got hacked as well when I was charging it with my laptop. Btw, what other ways are there to see if ...
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Can an iPhone be hacked during a phone call?

If I called someone can they hack into my iPhone just by being on the phone with me and knowing my phone number? I was also transferred to another person during the phone call, if that would make a ...
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Employee privacy when using company iPhone on own Wi-Fi

If I use a company iPhone on my own home Wi-Fi, does the employer still have visibility on activity? If so, how much assuming there are no hidden keylogging programs.
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Phone Call from weird number

I just got a call from a very weird number. On my phone it displays as "+1 (1) (5 )" and "USA" below. I answered the call and there was 100% silence. Then about 2 seconds later the call ended. Next ...
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Is it realistic for a script kiddie to remotely hack into a jailbroken iPhone?

If my iPhone was jailbroken and I plugged it into a computer controlled by the hacker, unlocked the phone, and clicked "trust this computer" to share photos with it, would it be realistic for a ...
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What are the privacy and infosec risks with Apple Watches and Android Wear?

From what I can tell, 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 have ...
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Is it possible to lock down the http / https proxy settings on an iPhone?

Is there any way to lock down the proxy settings on an iPhone so that they can't be changed by anyone but the person with the password?
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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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Why do web sites show my iPhone using different IP addresses for HTTP and HTTPS (cellular only)?

While testing a recent adtech integration I noticed something I can't explain. The iPhone uses two IP addresses. Seemingly one for HTTP and one for HTTPS. To further confuse things it only happens ...
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Fuzzing an iPhone

I'm currently researching how to fuzz Apple devices (specifically an iPhone 4 and an iPad 2). The devices are placed into DFU mode and then accessed using OpeniBoot. I've read through a good chunk of ...
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Is it possible to overwrite a phone through physical means?

I am currently doing some research into the Apple vs FBI controversy. During my research, I found a Edward Snowden comment that claimed that the government can actually override a phone's data, ...
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Can my employer see my activity over their WiFi if I'm using the Tumblr app? [duplicate]

I have a great relationship with my employer and I don't think anyone is spying on me and I don't care if they read my email. But if I'm logged into their WiFi and I'm using the Tumblr app on my ...
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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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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 ...
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Will blacklisting a stolen iPhone prevent the thiefs from getting access to my data?

My iPhone was stolen. I have AT&T. I did a factory reset, but believe my phone was turned off because I never got confirmation that the phone was erased. If the person who stole the phone took out ...
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Get the Probe Request of My iphone6

I want to track my iPhone6 device for the probe requests it is sending to connect to the WiFi router. This is my current setup: I have kept the WiFi on and have forgotten the network, in the phone ...
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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 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 download/...
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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 data/...
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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 chip'...
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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 buried,...
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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 ...