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Anyone heard of keylogging spyware on iphone?

by dmlight / March 29, 2012 5:02 AM PDT

Because it has happened here. A person known to my boyfriend from a past life ran into us at a bar (that I checked into on Facebook and tagged him) - asked to borrow his phone because hers was dead...

In the following days we found that the number this person dialed a strange number that seemed to be international, found several entries in the data with the prefix awdd - these are not on my phone. She had sent him a pic with data on it as well.

Here's the question, does resting to factory take care of this, or is the IP and WIFI address of the phone now in the hands of someone who can use it as long as we have the phone. I think reset should do it, my BF - not so much.

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System Restore
by birdmantd Forum moderator / March 30, 2012 12:06 AM PDT

.....should reset everything in the phone and would remove any installed applications that might be spying on the phone.

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Factory Reset...
by raisroide / March 30, 2012 2:10 AM PDT

A Factory Reset, in other words, reseting the phone back to the state it was in when it was purchased, will usually erase the phone completely, and re-install the OS. If you select the RESTORE button in iTunes for this phone, it will erase the phone and install the latest version of the IOS software (5.1 currently).

Nothing will be left. To ensure that the software is actually removed, do not restore the phone from a backup after the restore. You will want to copy/re-install your music, movies, and apps to the phone without using the backup.

Once the phone has been restored, immediately do a backup so that you have something safe to restore to if you need to.

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