Checking iPhone for malware etc

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Galacticos, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Galacticos macrumors 6502a

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    Was doing some reading on govt tapping phones/turning the mic/camera on when the phone has been turned off the standard way. Also how hackers send messages that install malware.

    Are there any ways or software programs to run that can check either of these? I do t suspect my phone has been infected with anything but it's interesting
     
  2. addamas macrumors 6502

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    It's not Android to check that using apps. Maybe when you jailbreak you can check background activity, network and daemons. Otherwise iOS is secure enough to not have these problems. All because only system apps can read most of things. Apps can't read other app data.
     
  3. deany macrumors 68030

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    Hi
    Norton 3.0 have an antivirus app for android but not for iphone.
    My view on this is because there is no need.
    Relax and enjoy iOS, no one is snooping.
     
  4. Galacticos thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I thought but it's not very likely efforts to surveil end when the phone software turns out to be iOS..
     
  5. deany macrumors 68030

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    Unless you are a hardened criminal you have nothing to fear.
    Relax and enjoy your holiday.
     
  6. Galacticos thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha
    --- Post Merged, Dec 28, 2016 ---
    I'm not fearful or paranoid or anything at all about it. It's just interesting
     
  7. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    Or you need to because of surveillance and need to communicate with others. Most governments are not benign. Espionage, intellectual property, reporters... and what happened to the secure in your home and papers.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And what are you checking for in iOS exactly?
     
  9. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    That's only a problem for Android phones, or older iPhones. The govt hacked an iPhone 5, but they had physical possession of the device, and had to contract the job out to the Israelis.
     
  10. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Well, unless some malicious app has uses the Apple API and you allow it to access your Camera, you're fine
     

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