Keyloggers for ipad 2???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by allsmilze, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. allsmilze, Sep 13, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011

    allsmilze macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Hey guys,
    Just wondering if anyone knows if there are any good keyloggers on the market for the ipad 2. Apple discussed possible releasing of a good key logger for OS X and the ipad on the link I provided below. I guess I am just wondering if it actually did come out. Does anyone have any idea? If not from apple are there any other companies out there that have a good one? A friend of mine told me that I may have to jailbreak my ipad 2 and use cydia. I don't want to go this route because I just bought my ipad and don't want to risk voiding my warranty or anything else going wrong... What can I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated.. :confused:
    Site that discusses this:
    Thanks guys!
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    Keyloggers will not work on a non-jailbroken iOS device. The apps are sandboxed.

    You can run in the Mac emulator that's part of the development kit and use a MacOS keylogger...

  3. allsmilze thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    thanks, t
    I kinda need something that can run stealth though..
  4. iPad 3 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2011
    Theres no 2 ways about it, you will HAVE to jailbreak, theres a good one in the cydia market place for like $10, jailbreaking is 100% reversible and cannot cause any permanent damage.
  5. AmyJ macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    I am not sure if it is OK to reply to such an old topic. A friend recommended this forum to me. I just bought an ipad for my 12 year old son. I need a keylogger to make sure he is not viewing those unwanted Internet. I restricted his access to many many sites, but I still worry that he might find the loophole as he is a tech sawy. I made a few searches and few of them talking about ipad keylogger. I am new to keyloggers and I am not sure what keylogger I should use?
  6. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Bear in mind that you will have to jailbreak the iPad before a keylogger can be installed.

    You didn't mention how you're currently filtering, but OpenDNS is a good way to go.
  7. -TYLER macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2012
    Well you bought him a iPad.... I suggest knocking before entering his room.
  8. barjam macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    If by "unwanted" Internet you mean porn you have already lost that battle. There is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent a teenage boy with an interest in seeing pictures of naked girls from doing that. It was true pre-Internet and it is true now.

    Good luck though!
  9. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    What do you mean with "unwanted Internet"? I can only assume you mean porn. There are no out-of-the-box keyloggers for iOS.

    How you raise your child is absolutely up to you, but I think you're dealing with this situation in the wrong way. Teenage boys get interested in certain things and you won't be able to stop that. What you are doing now is just trying to block certain websites and you're making porn a 'forbidden fruit'. You'll only make it more interesting for him and if I were him, and I found out you were blocking websites, than I would only try to access these websites (because such a website gets way more interesting when your parent(s) are trying to block such a website).

    If I were you I'd let him just explore. There is, by the way, nothing wrong with a bit of surveillance but I think a better way is just to talk with him instead of installing (hidden) tools to track what he does. Teach him to respect others and he'll be just fine.
  10. -TYLER macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2012
    Also another thing... Wouldn't it be kind of weird checking the logs and finding out which porn sites your son may have been on.. To me that seems like it would make a very awkward couple of days.
  11. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    While I agree, be mindful that not all curious children are in their teens. And there are certainly types of porn that would be disturbing, not intriguing, for a child. If only we were talking about naked women, but there's nothing wrong with being a diligent parent trying to shelter a child from imagry that can be disturbing for even many adults.

    That being said I have no experience with key loggers, and as someone else pointed out it seems like a poor preventative measure.
  12. barjam macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
    She mentioned 12 which is pretty close to teen years but yea I agree but really the only way to really combat this would be for constant adult supervision. This is not a technology issue it is a parenting issue. No existing technology could fix this.
  13. jamiepmp macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2016
    I don't know why people who cheat even bother to get in a serious relationship, with stuff like this you can see everything they do and you don't even need access to their stuff!

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