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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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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

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

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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'Bag' file was sent via Telegram. Was the device hacked?

I've got from a friend a file called 'bag' via Telegram. On the sender's device (iPhone) this file was not found (we checked in the mail, WhatsApp, etc.). The sent file is exactly the same as on the ...
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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 ...
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How would someone find a phone number after they change it? [closed]

Not sure if this is the place to ask this, but can't find a better SE section to ask on. I've been trying to help someone with securing someone's relocation from a domestic abuse case. After changing ...
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Is there a risk with making my Device ID public?

When making a mobile app with ads, I am required to register my test phones as test devices by providing the Device ID. These Device IDs are unique to an individual phone. Is there any risk with ...
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Bruteforce password

I am trying to bruteforce a password for my old iTunes Backup file. I am using a pro version of Passware Kit. It has been running for several days without any results. As a test I took my new iPhone ...
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Apple devices remotely locked/activation locked via Find my iPhone

This morning I woke up to the alarming fact that my mother's iPhone was put into Lost Mode and had a badly written notice asking to contact help.apple.us@GMAIL.com. I knew it was some form of ransom, ...
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Is it possible for someone to see under the “blacked out” part of this image (see below)?

Ok, so I sent some pictures to a journalist to report something I thought was noteworthy. However, one of the images contained my date of birth and other personal information so I blacked it out ...
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Actions to take after suspect PDF was opened

A colleague of mine opened a seemingly genuine PDF attached to an email. We run Office365 and normally malicious attachments are filtered out but this one slipped through. The PDF was opened on an ...
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How does an iPhone app detect a proxy?

I was interested to lookup the traffic of an app and I installed MITM-proxy on my Mac and set up the connection to it on my iPhone. Actually everything worked like it should, except that the main ...
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Are iPhones intrinsically more secure than updated Android phones? [closed]

If I replace my current smartphone with a Google Pixel, which would get updates pretty quickly, would I be just as safe from hackers as I would be using an iPhone? This is assuming I don't install ...
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XSS - Suspicious email from Itunes - GF opened accidently

My GF received a random email from iTunes saying that she had started a new subscription, its a very convincing email until closer inspection. Anyway she clicked the link at the bottom to cancel it ...
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How can I back up my iPhone without compromising my 2FA and master keys?

I've noticed that when I restore my old iPhone's backup to a new iPhone, 1Password's master-key (which is never supposed to leave the device 1Password is installed on, and you transfer manually), my ...
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Why is iPhone's internal storage so hard to crack/decrypt?

I’ve heard about a rule in Information Security, that once a hacker has access to your physical machine, then it’s all over. However, there seems to be a big exception to this rule: iPhones. It was ...
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Can iPhone get malware plugged into life fitness cardio machine?

Plugging in iPhone allows the screen to play media from my phone so it must be getting access. Also wondering if I should be concerned plugging into car entertainment systems. Based on my research, ...
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Can I get malware plugging iPhone into portable charger? [duplicate]

Received promotional charger from American Express to use without an outlet, should I be concerned that it will put malware on my iPhone? I'm 100% safe if I charge while my phone is powered down right?...
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Can I detect a firmware toolkit like NightSkies on my iPhone?

This article tells us that the NightSkies tool may have been put on iPhones enroute before distribution. While there have been many iPhones, architectures, and security updates since 2008, is there a ...
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How far back can AirWatch retrieve browsing history? [closed]

My employer is installing airwatch on company iPhones, I assume they will be able to monitor web activity but will they be able to go back and see web activity prior to the installation of airwatch? ...