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. 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.