iPhone security study

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by F3NG3R, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. F3NG3R macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2010
    Hi fellow iPhone owners

    I am currently writing a report on iPhone security, and I am looking for specific case to study. So if you have heard of a case where data have been stolen of an iPhone, one way or the other, and where the data have actually been used to do something afterwards (Corporate information revealed, passwords used to access the owners homebanking or something like that). I have been unable to find anything through google, so I hope that one of you know something:)

    I can use anything, as long as the user who got data stolen actually cared about it. And needless to say, the iPhone must not have been jailbroken.

  2. eshroom macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2006
    Although security holes have been noticed, such as the PDF exploit that allowed our unlock, I don't think there has been a case where information has been stolen in a way a trojan might steal information. It would have been pretty big news if something liek that were around.
  3. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    There was an exploit reported for jailbroken phones. Basically if a user jailbroke and didn't change their root password and left SSH enabled, anyone who knew the default password could go in remotely and gain access to the phone at the root level...

    But I think that's a pretty small subset of users, and it's not Apple's fault because they don't condone/support jailbreaking. So I'm not sure if that helps...
  4. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    lol are you in high school?

    you should always have some primary sources, or at least know where to find them, before starting a paper
  5. F3NG3R thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2010
    No I'm not in high school, and I haven't actually startet writing, sry if it came off that way, but english is not my primary language. I'm still just looking for sources, and had a hard time believing that nobody had never lost anything important from an iPhone.

    But it seems to be the case. So I might need to formulate my research question to something that does not include an actual case study.. But I'll give it untill tomorrow..

    Damn you Apple and your awesome phone:D

    thank you to everybody who has responded so far, and more responses are always welcome..
  6. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    ah sorry to assume

    good luck with the search/report!
  7. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    Ummm, didn't you read any of the news reports about iTunes users getting their accounts hacked and having money stolen from them? And it wasn't user stupidity, it was Apple stupidity.

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