Questions tagged [iphone]

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 malware for iphone survive to hard reset?

My question is about a malware on the device Iphone 6s. Can a malware on Iphone survive to an hard factory reset ? The malware would be installed from the shop where I bought it.It's a second hand ...
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“This used to be my phone number”

I added a new phone line and someone called claiming to be the previous owner of the phone number. He requested that I forward information a text message (He wanted me to forward 2 Factor ...
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How to securely dispose of a smartphone?

How to dispose of a smartphone (it's an iPhone 5) at home? I was reading through this SE site questions and found this one which hardly applies here. Besides, I'd want to do it so that: It's not ...
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Hacked iCloud account: how can I protect my iPhone security?

My iCloud account has been hacked. I access links sent by hackers that compromise my iCloud account. The hackers don't have physically access to my phone, the compromised links are sent by them ...
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How to completely destroyed all data from an iPhone before reselling it?

I would wish to know more about how to erase 100% data of a used iPhone. Basically, technician from Apple Store only said “Erase & Clear” within the iPhone setting could do all the work perfectly ...
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Do iPhones send signals with IP address even after it has been turned off?

My phone is gone and unfortunately it was turned off before I lost it. Is it possible for me to track it down with my IP address that I have saved? Because I read some articles that say that your ...
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Accidentally “trusted” work PC when I connected my iPhone 6 - can my employers still see my pictures after I unplug it?

I just trusted my work PC (Windows 10). I didn't open my iPhone 6 files. I didn't view any pictures and I unplugged it pretty quick after I accidentally trusted it. I was wondering if my employers ...
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Is it possible to install a hardware key logger in iPhone?

I took my iPhone to a repair shop today to get the broken screen repaired. It was not an Apple shop but typical kiosks you see in shopping malls. Post the screen install things work fine but I am a ...
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Getting called from hidden caller ID, what are the dangers if I answer?

My girlfriend has been getting calls on her iPhone from a hidden caller ID for several days in a row now. She has not answered any of them because we figured it can't be anything good if it's hidden. ...
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iPhone low battery notification [duplicate]

I was in the process of sending an email and while it was in sending status, I got the “low battery” iPhone notification pop up My concern is did it interfere with the email being sent ? I checked ...
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Does low battery notification on iPhone mess up or interfere with any processes currently going on [duplicate]

I was sending an email and while it was in sending status, the low battery notification popped up and that made me worried and paranoid because I wanted everything to go smooth as it was an important ...
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Is it possible to intercept Airdrop data transfer be intercepted?

If I am logged into a school WiFi and I airdrop a photo to someone can the school see what I airdrop? Or what I am searching using their WiFi?
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Can mobile service providers use my iPhone's microphone to listen even when I'm not on a call?

So is this technically possible? Basically can the service provider somehow hack into my phone and use the microphone to hear the surrounding of my phone if they somehow have a backdoor/malicious code ...
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Confidential phone recording ended up in my voicemail - how?

I received a voicemail on my iPhone of a recording from an organization I am not in any way affiliated with. The voicemail is a recording of the organization's representative and another party with ...
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What is technically different from iPhone/iOS to Android phones when it comes to data privacy?

Historically Apple never shows up at CES, and this year they put up the following ad close to the convention center: There is always this argument that Apple has better privacy policies in it's ...
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How to securely destroy old cellphone, to avoid personal data recuperation?

While cleaning I've found an old cellphone. This phone does not turn on, and I'm not sure if contains personal data. I would like to throw away this phone, but I'm concerted if this data can be ...
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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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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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Email login bug, is it a security concern for email users?

(The name is vague on purpose because I'm not entirely sure how bad of an issue this is or if it is well known yet and I don't want to accidentally leak some kind of major breach type thing) Scenario:...
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How does one protect an iPhone against Grayshift hacking?

Grayshift claims that USB restricted mode does not make a difference, so how do people protect against Grayshift?
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Can my company see the contents on my iPhone if I used my work email on it?

I'm temporarily employed at a company and I needed to send a quick email to one of my coworkers yesterday explaining that I was going to be late for my shift. I couldn't reach them by phone and didn’...
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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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Checking for installed background processes in my phone [closed]

I came from Russia recently. The security officer asked me to open my phone. When I handed it over to them, I saw there was a black screen with Russian writing on my phone when the officer was ...
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Can malware transfer itself between iPhone and Windows laptop? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone which I suspect was hacked. So, I have restored the iPhone using iTunes on my computer. When connecting my phone to my computer, can any spyware files transfer from the phone to my ...
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My iPhone 6 was stolen along with my router from my home

The router was a secondary one that was no longer being used. The person who did this is my ex-friend/roommate so the wifi password was also known. With me being confused as to what was going on at ...
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If you phone is seized, can you erase sim or stop them from cloning?

If your phone (for example, an iPhone) gets seized by the police, do they have sufficient technology to copy sim card (or any data) even if you cancel you provider and put phone in lost mode? If so, ...
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Should I be concerned about strange, new iPhone app appearing after repair?

I had my iPhone battery replaced in a phone repair shop. After collecting it, I noticed that there is a strange new app installed, some "Chinese" web browser. It has no alphanumeric name and nothing ...
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Sent and Received text messages that I didn’t send or receive

I reviewed my usage detail for my iPhone 6S today online and it shows 3 texts sent from my phone late at night and shortly thereafter it shows that I received four, which I never did. I contacted ...
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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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Iphone text mystery [closed]

A supervisor at work sent a message to a co-worker and me, asking if either one of us would be available to come in early the next day. I waited about 2 minutes after hearing the text indicator go off ...
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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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How is this iphone VPN app working?

I am using an iphone app called tunnelbear. I was wondering if my ISP gets to see my network traffic (aka the URLs I am visiting) when I am using the VPN. I did a small experiment using Paros ...
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Can phone apps read my clipboard?

Via Hacker News, I came across a Tweet implying that Facebook's iOS app routinely reads and transmits all content from the user's pasteboard. Leaving aside whether Facebook's app genuinely does this (...
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How can I decrypt my iphones nand flash memory if I have the pin but phone won't turn on? [closed]

Is there some sort of device I can plug my nand flash chip into and then input my pin and get my old notes and things back?
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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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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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Restrict mobile phones to specific Access Point (WIFI Router)

Is it possible to restrict the access of android phones, iphone, and MS phones and tablets to a specific AP? I want the corporate mobile device to only be able connect to one specific AP (the ...
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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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How do iOS 11 apps identify me despite app reinstalls?

I've recently reinstalled Pinterest on my iPhone and noticed I was logged in right from the start without even asking me for my username/password, so it must've somehow kept some data on my phone ...
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Is it possible to jail break a iphone without knowing passcode/touchid?

If a hacker steals my phone and does not know my passcode/touch id.. will it be possible for him to jailbreak my device and access all my data? particularly data in keychain?
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Is my data secure if my iPhone is locked?

I've probably a simple question, but could not find a (detailed) answer on the internet yet. If my iPhone is locked (i.e. with TouchID or a PIN), is my data secure? So, can hackers or law enforcement ...
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Is Apple Face ID a good security feature?

This paper demonstrates how face liveness detection could be easily defeated by virtual models built from your public photos. If you consider the instagram/snapchat phenomenon where users post ...
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Do iPhones contain a cryptographically secure authentication mechanism?

Firstly is it true that iPhones have a trusted execution environment that can be used to protect asymmetric key pairs for which the private portion of the key cannot be exported by any means other ...
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securely restoring iPhone from backup

Let's say you have an iPhone. Someone else gets physical control of the phone, successfully logs in, installs a backdoor that lives inside any local restore functionality (e.g. if you used the phone's ...
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Found my iPhone 6 somewhat open (possibly right after airport security), what (if anything) might have been done to it?

I was traveling by air very recently, and once I got home I noticed that the button on my iPhone 6 seemed to be more deeply recessed. After a while I realized that this did not make any sense ...
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What action plan a hacker can do to enter an iPhone [closed]

I am interested by mobile protection for general public, we have all information saved on our phone. I am thinking what action plan a hacker can do with Kali or other to enter an iPhone and read SMS, ...
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What can prompt a voice announcing “Your phone call is now being recorded” during a phone call? [closed]

A user has reported that during a phone call to the user's SO (significant other), they both heard one or two beeps followed by a voice (English) announcing something similar to "This phone call is ...
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How does iOS 10.3.3 know when a scammer calls?

It shows SCAM LIKELY as the caller id. It didn't used to do that. Does it send all incoming call numbers to Apple for them to analyze?
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Is access token saved in Cache.db-wal bad for iOS app?

tested iOS application probably uses special Token directive for authentication to server. This token was found in file Cache.db-wal. I can't understand, why it's just in this one file and not in ...
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Did I stumble upon a cell hidden network or is my device being attacked?

Sorry for the somewhat vague title, it is hard to explain without the pictures as the network I connected to is Chinese (I believe). Note the cell signal in the top left corner and the name of the ...