1. emjayess's Avatar
    Forgive my ignorance, but I haven't thought about or looked into this topic for a long time. A client told me today they think their spouse has installed spyware on their mobile phone.

    This person thinks it was done REMOTELY! I can understand that, if someone has possession of your mobile device for a few minutes, they might be able to download a spyware program.

    However, I have a hard time believing that someone could install anything--much less spyware--remotely without your knowledge and without your phone in hand. And I would think the latest smartphones from Apple would have safeguards for this stuff.

    Anyway, if anyone would be so kind as to get me up to speed, I would greatly appreciate it. I would like to allay the person's fears, for one thing....

    Thanks!

    (And I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question--I looked around and didn't see anything better etc.)
    09-28-2012 12:02 AM
  2. areyes163's Avatar
    Not that I'm aware of. Especially remotely. Not possible to my knowledge
    09-28-2012 12:22 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    Unless your iPhone is jailbroken, and the 5 can't be jailbroken yet...not possible. Besides, a simple restore wipes anything someone could do, so nobody bothers writing hacks/trojans/malware/virus/etc. for the iPhone (or most cellphones).
    09-28-2012 06:55 AM
  4. emjayess's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies. Yes, it didn't seem likely that anyone could remotely install anything on a smartphone these days.
    09-28-2012 01:01 PM

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