Disabling 'Roving Bug'

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  1. gladoscc, Jan 10, 2012
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    gladoscc macrumors 6502

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    Roving bugs allows someone to listen to the microphone of the device, even if it is turned off. I believe this does not operate in Airplane mode.

    Roving bugs are built into the iPhone itself, I'm unsure if it is in the OS or if it is in the baseband. They're supposed to be for law enforcement, but it's also possible for telcos to use them, like in my case.

    If it is in the OS, how do I disable it?
     
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  3. gladoscc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I guess it is in the baseband / SIM?
     
  4. verwon macrumors 68030

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    He just said not in ios!
     
  5. gladoscc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but it has to be somewhere.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    Why? in the absence of evidence that it exists, what makes you assert that it does?
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

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    See the OPs false advertising thread and a few others. They just like to complain.
     
  8. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO - That's rich. Where's your proof?
     
  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If roving bugs truly existed in the iPhone, then something tells me they wouldn't be so easy to disable that we could just post the instructions in a forum like this and you just go and turn them off.

    If you're that convinced they're there, then I'm afraid your only option is to not carry an iPhone.

    Being Paranoid about surveillance and insisting on carrying a modern smartphone are mutually incompatible.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G3

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    I think consumers are to smart (developers, programmers, and engineers that tear these phones apart physically) for a roving bug or any sort of eavesdropping device to be snuck in.
     
  11. gladoscc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Having someone listen to my real life conversations?
     
  12. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Not proof, sorry!
     
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  14. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I have mine on already. How else do you expect me to beat the roving bugs???
     
  15. gngan macrumors 68000

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    You don't have to make a lot of threads to prove yourself a fool. Maybe you just need some attention? I feel sorry for you.
     
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    OP added to my ignore list.
    Its obvious why he's here....
     
  17. verwon macrumors 68030

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    That list has got to be huge!!!
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True, its getting out of controll:D
     
  19. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I'm not surprised! Mine's full of these types of characters and creeps!!!
     
  20. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    If there is one, the authorities are welcome to listen to me grunting any time they like. I hope they have strong stomachs.
     

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