1. will cook's Avatar
    Dont pretend to know anything about iphone but a strange thing happened yesterday my son (whos phone it is) and i were out in the country and he lost the signal on his phone. While there was no signal on his phone we were talking about his grandma and how my son could not remember her at all as he was only 2 when she died so when we returned home there was still no signal so i told him to switch it off then back on and that done the trick but 2 hours later someone who he does not know sends him message on im instant messenger saying fancy not remembering your grandma what a disgrace my son has been harassing me all day to tell him how it happened. so can anyone shed some light on how it could be done as he swears he mention it to no one..phone tapping? I have not got a clue
    thanks
    06-28-2009 04:54 PM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    That is kinda scary!!! How old is your Son? I only ask because if that happened to my Son and I. I would immediately change his number! Don't want anyone creeping around on my childs device!!! Very scary indeed!!!
    06-29-2009 02:21 AM
  3. will cook's Avatar
    That is kinda scary!!! How old is your Son? I only ask because if that happened to my Son and I. I would immediately change his number! Don't want anyone creeping around on my childs device!!! Very scary indeed!!!
    he is 15 and as far as i know it came thew the internet part of the phone so would be no point changing his number.he tells me the im messenger is linked to msn messenger
    06-29-2009 02:50 AM
  4. GMJeff's Avatar
    I saw a news story a short while back about people being able to eavesdrop on cell phones from afar. The only caveat to this story was that they had to install a piece of software to allow them the ability to do this. This meant that they had to have access to the phone to do it.

    As for the iPhone, the software could be from an app downloaded to the device. I would have to say that the possibility of this is slim...but not impossible. The odds of this being possible, would of course go up, if the iPhone is jailbroken.

    Google has a plethora of websites with this information.
    06-29-2009 03:02 AM
  5. waz#IM's Avatar
    wow that's scary. Why not have the police involved? They could help...
    06-29-2009 04:29 AM
  6. will cook's Avatar
    phone is not jailbroken
    will keep you up to date
    thanks
    06-29-2009 06:56 AM
  7. chobbs1's Avatar
    http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/07...vulnerability/Here is a link that might be relevent


    There is a section of the article stateing that the phone is vulnerable through SMS and can even turn on the mic to listen in!!
    Last edited by chobbs1; 07-04-2009 at 02:22 PM.
    07-04-2009 02:11 PM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    bump! hope the OP see's this
    07-05-2009 03:20 AM
  9. Tramain's Avatar
    bump! hope the OP see's this
    You might wanna email him or PM him to check out this.
    07-05-2009 06:59 AM
  10. chobbs1's Avatar
    Good call, thanks
    07-05-2009 12:03 PM
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