iOS security flaw

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by dojoman, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone used iPhone data recovery software and try to recover any deleted iMessages, photos, etc...? I tried it out and it seems to be able to see most deleted messages without having to unlock my iPhone. What is the point of Touch ID lock if anyone can look into my phone? I was dumb founded by how easy it was to look into someone's phone without even unlocking. Add to the fact that the software can also scan backup files and read messages, see photos, etc..

    Isn't this a complete security flaw in iOS? I thought Apple should at least block these software from looking into the phone. How was FBI not able to use these $40 off the shelve software and read text messages from San Bernardino shooters?
     
  2. Gmerdude macrumors 6502

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    Lol honestly who cares are you yet another human who has just porn and nudes on your phone or are a cheater whom cheats on his/her wife husband wtf do you have to hide hmmm go back to school become educated and learn how to be a human and not yet another ****ing robot of 2016 going on who only cares about sex and drugs o yeah and money
     
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  4. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    That software only works if you unlock your phone and choose to trust the computer hooked up to your phone.

    I really wish people would think things through before complaining about things they clearly don't understand.
     
  5. GalFieri macrumors regular

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    Yeah... don't you have to unlock your device before they can access your iPhone? Or are you actually looking at an iTunes backup of your phone?

    Additionally you could (and should) be encrypting your iTunes backups anyway.
     
  6. l3uddz macrumors 6502

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    Are you being serious? People don't have to have anything to hide to still want their privacy to stay intact.
     
  7. dojoman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    https://www.imyfone.com/iphone-data-recovery/

    I don't think so...I used it on non trusted PC and it still scans. On top of that if your backups are unencrypted there's no way around. I've thought of this more than you think.
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    What are you 12 years old? I used my phone for work, there are lots of info company doesn't want others to know.
     
  8. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    No, it doesn't. The first time you plug your phone into an unknown computer, it flat out refuses to expose its information until you accept to trust this computer through an iOS prompt.
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Nope. Requires you to trust the computer first. Hell you can't even sync with iTunes or ImageCapture on an unknown computer without trusting.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    Isn't that the nature of some of threads of this forum? Try and knock Apple off its pedestal like it's a Carnival game?
     
  11. xtrassie macrumors newbie

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    So many this kind of recovery products on the market, wonder which one is free~~~:rolleyes: As long as effective, it doesn't matter to spend some money on it.;)
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What does that have to do with this?
     
  13. Lappen71 macrumors regular

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    Security flaw my ass.
    When I plug in my phone it can't do **** and I get an error message that don't make any sense.
    First of all i chosen to restore from iPhone but it says that my iTunes backup is crypted.
    This is clearly some scam program and i´m not surprised if TS is behind it.

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  14. dojoman, Oct 18, 2016
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    dojoman thread starter macrumors 65816

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    None of them are free. I tried to recover deleted messages from my phone but it won't let me unless I buy the full version.
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    Calm the eff down. It will only scan unencrypted backup file, as someone had already pointed out if I encrypted my backup file i can prevent these kind of programs from peeking the phone's content. :rolleyes:
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So there's no security issue then if encrypted backups can't be scanned and the phone can't be scanned unless the computer is trusted?
     
  16. xtrassie macrumors newbie

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    Yup, that's why...the trial just let you complete until the very last step.
     
  17. Recognition macrumors 6502

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    So you're saying an unencrypted backup can be scanned using this software and that's a security risk.
    But an encrypted backup can't be scanned.
    What's the problem again?
     
  18. Mefisto macrumors 6502

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    EDIT: And this is the day I learned to read.

    Carry on.
     

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