Security expert details multiple undocumented services running on all iOS devices

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Jul 21, 2014
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  1. During a recent hacker conference, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreaking expert Jonathan Zdziarski outlined a number of undocumented high-value forensic services running on every iOS device. He also found suspicious design omissions in iOS that make data collection easier according...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Very interesting development. It just doesn't surprise me though. I would expect Apple to legally disclose this in the fine print of an agreement in the future.
  3. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,066   +427

    Pcapd = Packet capture driver = capture your internet traffic including logins, cookies, etc.
    mobile.file_relay = remote file access
    lockdownd = encryption bypass or actually secure lockdown.

    Now that word is out on this, it will be found what these things do for sure. Pretty stupid to name them like that though.
    Whltng likes this.
  4. But what is wrong with law enforcement being able to access the device? As long as law enforcement is indeed law enforcement, and not some paranoid dream of a thought police from 1984, it is a good thing that police can intercept mobile phone conversations or data streams of criminals and terrorists.
  5. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 812   +371

    Product of the year once again for a millenia: fear.
  6. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 451   +180

    @Guest: Because, even if we assume that all law enforcement are nice guys and gals working hard to protect us from the bad people, what's to stop hackers accessing these services and taking all the data from iOS devices?

    If a door exists, hackers will get through it. The door shouldn't exist in the first place.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

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