Spyware?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kat.hayes, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Does spyware for iOS exist? Are there any apps that can monitor traffic being sent from your iPhone or scan for the installed spyware?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cynics macrumors G3

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    Jan 8, 2012
    #2
    Not typically. The way apps are sandboxed prevents this which is a double edge sword but that's for another discussion. For an app to access something other then itself it needs to ask and even then it can only get permission to look/use core features. For example Instagram will ask you if it's ok to use your camera roll, you can deny this access. It cannot task to access your discover card app.

    Now in the corporate world it can be a little different.
     

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