iPhone Hack or root kit changes to iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by rtfyg, May 29, 2014.

  1. rtfyg, May 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014

    rtfyg macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    Greetings. I'm here today to ask about iPhone root kit hacks (or the lack thereof). I would really appreciate it if people didn't just dismiss the idea of iPhones being hacked in their replies but actually took a minute to explain why can't that happen, because I have been trying to understand the science behind it for a while with no luck!

    Alright, so what made me paranoid is the fact that somebody who is quite a techie I ran into on the internet, has been after me for months now. He somehow stalked me and got a hold of my phone number. Few weeks later, somebody signed up on fb using the same number (mind you, it wasn't someone signing up with an email like we usually do and then while editing the profile, you punch in your number and maybe punched it in wrong -- NO. Cuz I could log into the profile because it was sending password on my number when I tried to recover the said imposter profile while reporting! lol and saw that the number was the only thing they used to sign up and there was no primary email on the account! Which scared me! Now how can someone bypass signing up when fb send you a confirmation at the time of sign up, so unless they duplicated my sim, they would have no way of doing that. ANYWAY, so since I have reasons to believe that my sim card was hack and maybe cloned (I'm not crazy :/), my real question is, could they, if they were able to actually hack the sim, manipulate my iPhone hardware/software/rootkit function remotely via the infected sim to convert it into a tapping device?

    After this sim card hack happened, I have been getting strange noise on the background when I make calls and they get disconnected suspiciously. It's happened several times now to make me paranoid. I know this is "jailbreak" forum but I couldn't find "hack" tag anywhere else on the forum. My iPhone is not jailbroken. I did a factory reset on it, but used the same above mentioned sim on it for a while before I got rid of the sim, and the problem with the phone continues (noise and strange disconnection problems) Mind you, I'm not in a bad reception area.

    Is hacking the software or root kit changes or any sort of manipulation to iPhone possible via a hacked sim?

    Would resetting it to factory settings fix it?

    Cuz I used the same sim on it again for a while after the factory reset, could that bring back the problem?

    I apologize for such a long post but I figured people would ask me what makes me think my sim was hacked so I thought I should explain that right away.

    Thank you.


    I also wanted to ask if my iPhone could also be manipulated remotely via a phone call (call came while i was on the same apparently hacked sim but before I did a factory reset. I missed the call, but it was a strange number that I couldn't find when I looked up on google)?

    Right after that phone call happened, I called someone else and there was a lot of disturbance in the call which usually doesn't happen with this person and the call got disconnected and then I couldn't call them back even after several attempts. They asked me what just happened, and I had no clue.
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    Generally speaking, your iPhone cannot be hacked when not jailbroken between iOS runs apps in a sandboxed environment (meaning they can't directly interact with other apps or parts of the OS)

    Obviously, nothing is hack proof but I would imagine it would require both a very knowledges iOS hacker and physical access to your device is needed to hack a non jailbroken device

    Only my thoughts, hopefully another more knowledgeable person will chime in
  3. rtfyg thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    Thank you for replying. I understand what you are saying, and I have been hearing the same from most people I asked, but then there's always some of those who say that it's possible and raise a suspicion haha. So now I'm just confused and seeking a technical answer. :(
  4. rtfyg, May 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2014

    rtfyg thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2014
    Thank you for the replies:) I guess I'm relieved knowing that at least my phone device is safe. i tried contacting facebook to take down the imposter profile but nothing has happened so far

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