iPhone So basically our iPhones spy on us?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by chris4sure801, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. chris4sure801 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2014
    What the hell is up with /var/mobile/library/mail. Plus the snapshots and all the freaking logs and processes going on behind the scenes?!

    The new JailBreak came out recently and I decided its time to upgrade the whole lineup. Before I restored to the new iOS and installed evasi0n I dug around a little and realized how badly infected and compromised the systems are.. just like everyone elses (especially if you don't change your root passswd right away!) I've been sloppy with repos and the iPhone5 is a year old plus+ so no problem lets install fresh software..

    I did a fresh IPSW restore from iTunes and installeded evasi0n right afterwards. Following that I installed normal JB software like sbsettings, activator, mywi, winterboard, icon mover renamer, flux... you get the point normal stuff from BigBoss no Repos and following that nothing out of the ordinary so the system is not compromised.

    Here is whats freaking me out. I decided to dig around a little take a look whats going on behind the scenes and I ran into /var/mobile/library/mail/Recents. WTF is this ****!? I'm on my iPad4 with NO EMAIL INSTALLED. Yet it has all 4+ of my emails in the logs with most of my recent contacts Inbox/Outbox all kindsa info from the emails!! Also the snapshots, the keylogs, contacts and calls? Whats going on around here.

    How is this possible? My emails are not installed on here.
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    i think this is already being done before the jailbreak, so don't think the jailbreak has anything to do with it

    if you restored from a backup, that might be where all the cache/logs are coming from
  3. chris4sure801 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2014
    Digging around I figured out iCloud dumps a huge log of my contacts & all my recent emails even though I haven't added an email :( they're linking up all my emails not just iCloud and making a detailed breakdown. I can't believe they have me dialed in so hard. Plus the bastards pretty much spy on all of our activity from what it looks like.
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    It's called iCloud and it's for you to not have to do things too hard.
    Please either remove your tin foil hat or go w snowden or simply don't buy a smartphone.
  5. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    And you're surprised by any of this?

    Personally, I couldn't care less...but I'm a really average, boring person.
  6. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2013
    I personally don't really care since I don't really have anything to hide, if someone was to spy on me, they would probably commit suicide cause of how boring my life is...
  7. Eric374 macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2006
    Wichita, Kansas
    I look at it this way, if the government enjoys all the porn emails my buddy sends me as much as I do, then good for them. My only complaint is the way icloud handles spam, if I mark something as spam 15 times, it probably means it spam, so quit putting it in my dang inbox!
  8. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007

    If you logged into iCloud then yes it will sync your history to all devices associated with that ID. That's what it is meant to do, and that's why it does it.

    The only reason anyone now has access to any of those logs/history, is because you jailbroke and knocked down the 'walled garden' Apple has set up. An unjailbroken device is pretty damned secure, and a jailbroken one still can be, if you at least change your root password.

    But of course you knew all of this because you're a top secret kinda person, and do all you can to hide from the big eye in the sky. Right?


    Here's a hint:

    Stop using a mobile device, or any device for that matter, if your privacy is that paramount.
  9. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Wow, this is pretty interesting.

    A telecommunications device which will send and receive email also happens to keep track of it? Fascinating.

    Honestly though mate, what the hell did you expect? It's the internet. You should know by now that information doesn't get whisked away to some neutral area in a corner of the internet. It's either public for all to see or stored to be retrieved easily and conveniently - things do not disappear on the internet. This applies to just about anything you can do, not only your personal email.


    To be fair you only need to do this if you installed afc2add, otherwise your phone is secure remotely. afc2add destroys all local security, though
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Regardless of what model of phone, they are watching. Whoever they are.
  11. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    They can track everything you do anyways, nobody is surprised by this.
  12. elmizzt macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2013
    Breaking News: When you give Apple access to your information, they will have access to that information.
  13. MikeyMike01 macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010
    I suppose people are like you are why the NSA can commit, and continues to commit, myriad atrocities.
  14. ross1998 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2013
    I value protection and safety more than NSA reading my boring messages...
  15. MikeyMike01 macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2010

    The NSA never has and never will provide any level of protection or safety.
  16. JrFreak macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2009
    You can thank suicide bombers for this... the government uses that for an excuse to spy on everyone... though large companies...

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