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Questions tagged [ios]

iOS is Apple's operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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How can faulty version of an iOS app (such as WhatsApp) expose the whole device to crashes or take-over

There was a lot of recent, prominent news about a security vulnerability in WhatsApp that affects also iOS versions of the app. The volnerability has been described as carrying the risk of an attacker ...
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What are the security implications of using an iPhone purchased in China

I recently bought an iPhone off Craigslist, but It's come to my attention that the phone was purchased by it's original owner in China (The model no is: A1528). Are there any security implications if ...
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iPhone hardware certificate / MIC?

Do iOS devices have some sort of unique hardware certificates signed by Apple? I mean built-in in every device, pre-installed by manufacturer (Apple). Is it possible with iOS SDK to sign the data ...
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iOS 12 built in password manager vs third party apps like Keepass

On my personal computers I have always used Keepass2, which however was a bit of a pain to set up with my browser. On my iPhone I have now started to use the built-in password manager (iOS 12 -> ...
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iOS traffics fails to proxy

I have an issue proxying my traffic from my jailbroken iPhone device (iOS 11, iPhone 8) I have already checked/done the following: The laptop with burp and the iPhone are on the same network. I can ...
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Can an iPhone run two operating systems?

I'm looking for something similar to Virtualbox, but in iOS where each system would be isolated. The content in the virtual environment shouldn't be detectable by the host. (Not restricting answers to ...
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Why I’m randomly getting this alert on my iPad while browsing stackexchange? [migrated]

Since last week, I’m getting this security alert while browsing stackexchange websites on my iPad (and only on this device). More specifically it happens when I click a link from inside a page and ...
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What tests can be performed on mobile apps to determine if they are secure?

My company is looking to work with a potential client's backend provider in order to make an app for them. To do this, we need to use their API. We've spoken to this company and they are worried about ...
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Authenticate user based on mobile device identifier

I have a hypothetical mobile game where players don't necessarily need to create accounts to play. Their data is keyed off of a device identifier like an advertising identifier (IDFA) or Apple's ...
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Is there a way to secure an API key on iOS?

When a user logs in the App, they are given a unique API key (each user's API key will be different). The user uses this API key to make HTTP requests. Currently, the API key is saved in an SQLite ...
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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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Apple iPhone Security

How difficult it would be to install an application that could record users keystrokes on an Apple device, for example, an iPhone X, and send it online without the knowledge of the user.
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At What Point Does A Device Correspond/Link to its Owner?

I am aware that governments, organizations and hackers can do a plethora of things to your device (i.e. track your location, tap calls, etc.), but I can only assume that they can only do these things ...
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Can Apple Devices Give Away Location to Hackers?

In a hypothetical scenario, I am travelling with my iPhone to, let's say, New Zealand. I stop at some random hotel and simply stay there doing nothing but staring at a wall for days with no ...
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Optimal way to capture HTTP(S) traffic on proxy-unaware iOS applications

I am trying to capture HTTP(S) traffic from a proxy-unaware Xamarin iOS application. The current tools I have available is a Mac with a Linux Mint VM, Xcode and iOS developer tools, Burp Suite ...
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Is it secure to use UUID as authentication? [duplicate]

I have an application which uses UUID as an authentication. The UUID is stored as KeyChain inside my iOS application. When I post the UUID, I use https. Is there any way to obtain the password, unless ...
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Does any MDM provide privacy assurances to the end user?

I'm a former network admin who deployed and configured MDM solutions. I recall being able to do things like List all the applications on a device (including 3rd party apps) Get device IP information,...
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Feasibility of persistent iOS malware which survives factory reset

Generally speaking, when an iOS device is purchased, it will be a couple of security updates behind the latest version of iOS. This means that in many cases, out of the box an iOS device will be ...
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Is showing the package name(Android)/bundle ID(ios) a security risk?

Suppose I release an app and accidentally publish the package name/bundle ID of the app which is suppose to be shown in development only, in a page. Is there any security concern that arises from this?...
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Is it possible to get infected by malware from running a foreign Xcode project?

An entrepreneur hired me to build out his mobile app and passed me the Xcode project files. From what I've read and heard about the development agency that built out his beta they're sketchy to say ...
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iOS traffic not shown in proxy when SSL pinning enabled

I have and iOS application to test. As per the latest security fix SSL pinning is enabled in the app. But now I am not able to see any traffic related to the application in my proxy tool. But ...
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Securing mobile app API Using UDID and Argon2

I'm trying to build an iOS app, I have wrote the code and all, and now I am implementing the APIs to communicate with the database. The app will be using HTTPS and POST Requests to communicate with ...
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Shoulder surfing prevention or mitigation for unlocking mobile devices

How can shoulder surfing be prevented or mitigated when unlocking mobile devices? I found other questions about shoulder surfing that focus more on desktop machines, but I believe the issue is much ...
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What is the use of EXE and DLL files on iOS device

I have a doubt regarding iOS application pentest. I am pentesting one iOS application. The application is protected by MDM software. Installation Process - Once I install the MDM on iPhone device ...
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Mobile apps AUTH flow

When the user enters username and password into an mobile app( iOS ,Android or windows app)it calls a thirds party oAuth login web service which responds back with oAuth access token and refresh token....
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How to prevent “JailBreak detection bypass” by Cydia tools such as “Flex 3” etc?

For sensitive mobile apps such as banking applications, it is recommended to detect if the device is JailBroken and prevent the application from working on that device. But there are tools such as "...
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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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What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS 11 app collect?

As a follow-on to these questions: What unique fingerprinting information can an iOS7 app collect? What unique device fingerprinting information can an iOS8 app collect? What unique device ...
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How to avoid silent SMS attack?

I am worried about silent SMS being used incorrectly by people. What are the ways on which it can be avoided on Android and iOS?
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Pegasus Stage 1 confusion

I am reading the analysis of pagasus-exploits report and on page 9 where it says after garbage collector deallocates the original arr and the program reallocates a number of uint32Array, it occurs ...
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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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iPhone passcode security

With iOS 11 I was compelled to switch from two-step-verification to two-factor-authentication. This has the implication that somewhere at Apple there is some blackbox that can decide, using my AppleID ...
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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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How secure is Keepass when using mobile apps

Keepass appears to be very secure, because it is open-source and the code is examined by a lot of independent people. Furthermore the database which holds all passwords is stored wherever the user ...
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How to secure sip/voip server? [closed]

For registration on voip server the standard port is 5060. For security reasons, iptables rules forbade requests for port 5060 from any addresses except one static (customer support). Now the problem ...
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MSF payloads that work for iOS (32 and 64 bit)

I have been using MetaSploit a lot lately, and I know how to make and use pretty much every payload. There is one exception... iOS payloads. I've tried using osx/armle/* payloads, but whenever I do ...
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What does Encryption at REST and HTTPS mean?

What does it mean when apps claim they encrypt at REST and HTTPS? I find this a little difficult to understand how different they are from the rest of the encryption-based Apps.
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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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Should the Payload of Push Notification also be encrypted?

If you have a fully end-end encrypted app, should the push messages sent to the APNS or GCM also be encrypted. The payload only contains message ids, from uid n conversation gid. Is there a major ...
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How does iOS screenshot prevention (ScreenShield by Confide) work under the hood?

Official blog: https://blog.getconfide.com/introducing-screenshield-ios-screenshot-prevention-for-confide-and-beyond-692bbae2c31d More coverage: https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/10/confide-messenger-...
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Why do Android and iOS not let users view wifi passwords?

On Windows, admin users can view saved wifi passwords. I know that by rooting the device, it is possible to view them on Android and iOS, but usually, rooting is simply not an option. So, why don't ...
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iOS : Possible cache DB security issue?

I currently found something interesting when browsing my iPhone app's cache.db file. There is a table called cfurl_cache_receiver_data and there is a column called receiver_data. This contains all ...
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iOS mobile hotspot (tethering) redirected

I've recently started receiving a notification about connecting to 'iCloudDNSBypass.com' when tethering my computer (a MacBook) to an iPhone. The notice appears on the MacBook when first tethering to ...
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Why does Apple require your passcode when you restart? [duplicate]

On an iPhone or iPad, you can set up "Touch ID", which is a way to unlock your device using your fingerprint. I don't see why this wouldn't be much more secure than a passcode lock, as anyone can ...
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Preventing users from bypassing root/jailbreak detection measures

A pentest was made to our mobile app (Android and iOS version) and we received feedback stating that jailbreak/root detection was ineffective because it was relatively easy to reverse engineer the ...
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Did iOS 11.1 fix KRACK for only iPhone 7 and newer?

This security article from Apple says that 11.1 fixes the KRACK vulnerability for iPhone 7 and newer devices. But what about the older devices? Has Apple not fixed them or does the vulnerability not ...
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iOS hardware-backed key attestation [closed]

In android there is a way of knowing if the public key from a key pair was generated inside TEE and is, therefore, hardware-backed (https://source.android.com/security/keystore/attestation). I cannot ...
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Why doesn't Apple prevent iPhone jailbreaking by encrypting iOS and installing it on an independent chip?

Why doesn't Apple prevent iPhone jailbreaking by encrypting iOS and installing it on an independent chip? With this I mean iOS will be encrypted with AES or any other very strong encryption algorith ...
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Should I wait for Apple to fix the recent WPA2 KRACK exploit before downloading new apps over Wi-Fi?

Monday of this week: researchers announced the WPA2 KRACK exploit that effectively voids the protection of WPA2. Supposedly Microsoft already fixed it, Apple's working on patching it for Mac OS and ...
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Consequences of the WPA2 KRACK attack on older Windows and iOS clients

What are the real-world consequences of the WPA2 KRACK attacks on older Windows systems (XP/Vista) and iOS devices (10 and older) that will not be patched? I am aware of another question on this site ...