Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 9:15 AM (in response to paulcb)
Paulcb, I believe I'm doing what you're advising, however at times after using my iPhone making calls, ... after making some calls, I may not turn my iPhone off, just letting turn-off after 3 minutes automatically, so it may be open. If the iPhone is not turned-off and still open, can someone remotely hack into my iPhone?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 9:45 AM (in response to TonyP_Vil)
"can someone remotely hack into my iPhone?"
hacking require a service being run
like you going to a web site
or you running a web/database/ftp server
it just being open don't pose any thread
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 9:59 AM (in response to Rudegar)
So, I guess these celebrities, deceased UK soldiers' families, etc. that may have been contacted by the News of the World operatives, were inviting them to a website and unkowningly imbedding software into their computer when visiting that website. Afterwards when syncing their cell-phone with their computer, the malicious software got into their cell-phone.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to TonyP_Vil)
Not at all. Their cell phones were not hacked. The newspaper hacked the voicemail which is located on the carrier, not the phone itself. They listened to and deleted voicemail messages - they did not listen in on live conversations.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 10:14 AM (in response to TonyP_Vil)
You won't find a more secure smartphone than the iPhone 4. All responders have told you the same thing... it's not an issue if used properly, plus I'm guessing you're not a "celebrity". If you're still concerned, get a basic phone that only makes calls. If you're a celebrity, have 'your people' deal with it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 10:42 AM (in response to paulcb)
If you read the coverage of this issue you will see that many of the people (including a 13 year old murder victim) were not celebrities and they didn't have "people" to deal with. And as modular747 correctly stated they didn't actually hack the phone so suggesting getting a basic phone won't work. They hacked the voice mail system, the actual device being present was not necessary, they just needed the phone number.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 10:57 AM (in response to deggie)
Geez Deggie, I was responding to his specific concerns about getting his phone hacked, not what actually happened in that particular case. Plus the celebrity part was a joke based upon his comments... note the at the end.
Lighten up a little, it's Friday!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2011 10:58 AM (in response to deggie)
The way the "media" have been reporting on this supposed phone "hacking" issue in the UK is quite misleading. It's giving the general public the false impression that phones can easily be "hacked" and phone calls listened into.
However, as correctly pointed out a few times in this thread already the phones themselves were not "hacked" at all. The journalists (allegedly) obtained the mobile phone numbers from corrupt police officers, and dialled into the phone operators voicemail retrieval system, and were able to listen to and delete messages because the phone owners had not changed the default voicemail PIN code.
Not exactly "hacking" as I understand the word to mean...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2012 2:09 AM (in response to TonyP_Vil)
Okay so something similar just happened to me. I was sitting right next to my friend playing music on the spotify app that i had just downloaded and he received a message from my phone. I had not sent a text in over an hour. We kept replying to the text messages and what not. We restarted both of our phones and turned off our bluetooths. But he was still receiving answers to the questions we were asking. I do not know what is going on and have no idea as to how to resolve this. If anyone can help please do; i am freaking out.