Beg to differ. There are many exploits (most are just DoS) for unjailbroken iPhones. However most revolve around if the user has installed some specific app.
As just an example
http://www.exploit-db.com/search/?action=search&filter_page=1&filter_description =iphone&filter_exploit_text=&filter_author=&filter_platform=0&filter_type=0&filt er_lang_id=0&filter_port=&filter_osvdb=&filter_cve=
Most are about if you have some 3rd party app installed as mentioned and then most will require you to be on same WiFi network as the one attacking.
But one really shouldn't say "no" as a default blanket statement. If it is electronic, it can be hacked. The question is how easy and at what level of access does the attacker need to you or your device.
I know that we weren't on the same wifi network. Well, I know that unless this person connected it themselves. ugh
Are you aware of any specific apps that would allow for control of my mic?
Assuming it's some sort of code and NOT an app, if I backup my phone and then completely wipe it, then restore the backup, will that take care of it? Or do I have to start from scratch without the restore?
Yes, restoring your phone as new will eliminate everything on the phone, but none of the listed "exploits" listed allow for control of your mic. Most have already been defeated by iOS updates.
However, no need for you to post about this since we've all been listening to you for some time...
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