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I agree with the others that 'sent a packet' is an incredibly broad statement, but it's already been passed on 2nd hand from a script kiddie who may not even understand the exploit in the first place. I assume he's probably exploiting a buffer overflow or other low-level bug in the communication layer. Such exploits are specific to the particular app, ...


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I think both "hack with iPhone" and "sent a packet" are a piece of crap. There are many ways to crack a username and password. First, hacker can use "brute force attack" to try every possible combination of password. Some even use a rainbow table, it is a table of common password, so it takes less time to crack a password. Second, a hacker can inject a "key ...


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I'm more familiar with iOS, so I'll focus on that. All iOS apps are signed. When connecting to the App Store, the iPhone uses the Secure Transport API, which means you're using TLS. I'm not quite sure what you mean by strategy, but yes the apps are transmitted securely, and are signed by Apple.


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There's any number of ways that your company's network administrator may have identified you. The principal thing you need to realize is that, while you may be using your own device, you are on your company's network. That grants the company a lot of visibility to the traffic your device generates, should they choose (as it appears they have) to examine it. ...


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How to get noticed in a professional network Your network admin is able to see that "chuck" is connecting to an internal E-mail server from the Mac address "00:05:02:11:22:33" and that this iPhone address is connected through the access point on first floor of the library. This is just a practical example. There are many other ways. Notwithstanding the ...


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iPhones default to "Chuck's iPhone" as their network name. You change that by changing your device's name. Same with any iOS device.


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Because your question is broad, I will answer it broadly. As with any system, there is never* complete security. For the sake of completeness, I will call the NSA 'hackers' (albeit a form of ethical hacking). There are so many threat vectors that a hacker can exploit on a modern smartphone. Iphones in general are usually better protected than their ...


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Paralleling Bruno's comment ... you have no way of knowing that the phone is actually off, unless you physically take out the battery or attach an oscilloscope to measure draw. If it is infected with an appropriate malware, the phone could fool you into thinking it is off by turning off the screen and ignoring input (except the power button), while still ...


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You make some wrong assumptions : "how can it be remotely turned on if no software is running and network communications aren't even activated until the device boots". There are two computers in your average smartphone, the one that you more or less control, running e.g iOS or Android, and a second one, the Baseband Processor, handling radio communication ...



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