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Hacked iPhone Account [closed]

Since few months, my iPhone is hacked. I accessed links that compromised my phone and whenever, I logged in on an application using my iPhone, another Android device is logging on in the same time. ...
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Is it a good idea to test an Apple Recovery Key for your Apple computer?

Out of the blue my Apple computer would not accept either the password or the recovery key. I ended up having to erase and restore via a backup - great to have backups! But I was very surprised the ...
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How can Apple allow all my devices to use iMessages without the key leaving my phone?

This question is related but different to this question. Apple says that all iMessages are end-to-end encrypted, but how can a newly enrolled apple laptop read my phone's iMessages that were sent ...
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Does Apple supply hardware keyloggers? [closed]

I received a brand new Mac laptop for work that is basically ours and doesn’t have to be returned, even after quitting. It was inside the box and sealed. I was wondering if Apple supplies and installs ...
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Does the stackexchange mobile app use HTTPS? [closed]

I am curious whether the stackexchange mobile app (specifically on the Apple app store) uses HTTPS protocols, does it? Is this the same with other apps that access the stackexchange network?
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What can schools see on school issued Mac? [closed]

My school gave everyone Macs that were sealed in the box and everything. From what I’ve seen so far, the root certificate hasn’t been tampered with. Can they see my https web history? Can laptops have ...
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Apple ID scam, gave control of my computer for a few minutes

I was called from what appears to be a legitimate apple phone number and I was told there was suspicious activity. Then I said I wanted to speak to someone and I was connected to a someone with an ...
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How Homebrew may impact your Mac's security [duplicate]

I read (here and here) that Homebrew (the Unix package manager) is a significant Mac security risk. An attack is allowed because Homebrew makes /usr/local/bin writable without root user privilege, ...
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How safe is it to give a device that has malfunctioned to just anyone?

My friend's iPad 2 Air fell to the ground and something malfunctioned and the device stopped working. She took it to a repair shop where they looked at what they could do to fix it. They said if they ...
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Can Apple technically intercept iMessage messages

I'm basing this question off the iOS Security Guide. If I understand this correctly, when you enlist in iMessage, the private key stays on your device, while the public key is pushed to a directory ...
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How can I check if my second hand Apple wireless keyboard contains a keylogger?

I just got a cheap second-hand magic keyboard (Apple). Is there any way to check if it's been key logged? I cannot see any screws or openings other than the one for the battery pack.
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Apple iOS and KRACK

KRACK consist of several vulnerabilities (https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/228519). Apple released patches against CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078 and CVE-2017-13080 from what I could find in their ...
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How can Telegram find my phone number on iOS 11 after uninstall?

I wanted to sign in Telegram on my iPod Touch running iOS 11 with another account. I deleted the app and install it again. On the sign up screen Telegram filled the phone number field with the number ...
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Does Apple have access to the cryptographic keys to decrypt Safari Sync Data?

I was reading over iOS's security guide, and it is unclear to me whether Apple can accessed synced Safari data. For example, if Apple received a FISA Order for all information on iCloud on all ...
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Best strategy to recover running Macbook “modern” Pro ram

(Take a Macbook Pro 2017 Sierra 10.12.5 for example.) What I had done was I downloaded osxpmem-2.1.post4.zip (vouched by ponderthebits.com/.., itself by google.com/..), unzipped it with finder, ...
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How secure is the new MacBook Pro's Touch ID?

I'm afraid that if I will lose my laptop while turned on, somebody might take the fingerprint off the screen or somewhere else and unlock my laptop with the fingerprint sensor. Is this a valid ...
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iMessages in iCloud feature = all unencrypted messages on Apple servers. How secure?

With the presentation of iOS11 Apple introduced a new feature: "iMessages in the cloud". Now they've released iOS 11.3 beta with this feature included. I've read a lot of people are waiting for it, ...
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VPN profile working in Iphone

I am using a VPN on my iphone https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotspot-vpn-free-secure-fast-internet/id1121846465?mt=8 Their privacy policy states that they can get data but doesn't says that will ...
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Apple asked for password to recover data during repair, I said no

My girlfriend's Macbook Air gave off a loud, electrical pop! and instantly became an expensive metallic paperweight with a slight odour of burnt things (though that may have been High Sierra). Apple ...
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SSD erasure strategy for a secondhand laptop

I recently purchased a secondhand MacBook Air for work purposes; the laptop was shipped to me with a fresh install of OS X. I do not know the prior owner or what they used the laptop for, and thus I ...
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Is Apple compromising network security with its default settings, which allow users to provide network credentials to other users with one tap?

This article summarizes the functionality that has been recently added to Apple devices. My colleagues have expressed concerns about this feature eroding network security at the office. My ...