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Journal SPAM: Does the iPhone have a built-in spyware module? 2

The underground hacker team "web-Hack" from Russia released a whitepaper with results of iPhone firmware research where they reverse-engineered embedded functions. They claim discovery of a built-in function which sends all data from an iPhone to a specified web-server. Contacts from a phonebook, SMS, recent calls, history of Safari browser - all your personal information - can be stolen. Researchers assume that this function either a debug feature or a built-in backdoor module for some government agencies. The reported function can be used by a trojan-developers or activated by AT&T. Remember, AT&T has already backdoored all Internet traffic traversing their infrastructure for the NSA.

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Does the iPhone have a built-in spyware module?

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  • It could be simply a way to have an automatic backup of your data if your iPhone fails. Of course, if there were the case, I suppose they would be touting it somewhere...
  • Minus, perhaps, the web browsing history, but the numbers you call, SMSes you send and receive, etc, are very obviously information available to your carrier.

    My guess is benhocking is right, this is probably for some remote back-up service that's TBA.

    FWIW, a number of phones I've seen have the ability to back-up information to a central server over GPRS, usually it's not concealed in anyway as the phone maker considers it a feature, as users can then use it to move data from their old phone to their ne

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