12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2012 2:09 AM by lizzieriot
TonyP_Vil Level 1 (0 points)

I am reading with some interest and alarm about the current news regarding the hacking into cell phones by one of Rupert Murdoch's news organizations, "News of the World".  When researching this, I also saw a news-clip that showed a hacked cell-phone allowing the pick-up conversations while not even being turn-on.  This is unreal!!  Though many sites that I "Googled" showed the spy-hacking going on, how this is specifically done was not clearly explained.


What I'd like to know is a simplistic explanation as to how someone can hack into my iPhone without my knowledge?  I can envision a hack if someone physically obtains and manipulates my iPhone without me knowing it and downloading some malicious software into the iPhone.  But how can this be done without physically obtaining my iPhone, and what can I do to prevent this from happening?  I have an iPhone 4. 


/s/ Tony