1. Cris Rasco's Avatar
    One of my iPhones went missing yesterday from my car parked outside my wife's shop (unlocked). Noticed it gone and started looking for it by calling it from other iPhones and checking the Find My Phone app, no luck. Gone for about an hour and a half it mysteriously reappeared in my wife's car parked next to where my car had been parked when the phone went missing (also unlocked). While it was gone it called itself 3 times and apparently the FMP app had been disabled then turned back on before it was returned. Just being paranoid or should I be concerned about security?
    09-02-2015 03:11 PM
  2. koltonh2002's Avatar
    One of my iPhones went missing yesterday from my car parked outside my wife's shop (unlocked). Noticed it gone and started looking for it by calling it from other iPhones and checking the Find My Phone app, no luck. Gone for about an hour and a half it mysteriously reappeared in my wife's car parked next to where my car had been parked when the phone went missing (also unlocked). While it was gone it called itself 3 times and apparently the FMP app had been disabled then turned back on before it was returned. Just being paranoid or should I be concerned about security?
    okay it's obvious to me that FMiP must've malfunctioned and that your phone didn't "mysteriously disappear" then "mystically reappear"
    09-02-2015 03:15 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'd like to think that any phone can be cloned if given enough time. Anyway, how do you know the phone "called itself 3 times"?
    09-02-2015 03:16 PM
  4. Cris Rasco's Avatar
    I know it called itself because the caller ID showed an incoming call from the phone's number. It was gone for an hour and forty minutes. How long does it take to clone one?
    09-02-2015 03:43 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    FMiP can not be turned off without the Apple ID password.

    Backing up a phone takes a few minutes (10 maybe, depending on how much data is on it) when plugged into a PC.
    09-02-2015 04:02 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    One of my iPhones went missing yesterday from my car parked outside my wife's shop (unlocked). Noticed it gone and started looking for it by calling it from other iPhones and checking the Find My Phone app, no luck. Gone for about an hour and a half it mysteriously reappeared in my wife's car parked next to where my car had been parked when the phone went missing (also unlocked). While it was gone it called itself 3 times and apparently the FMP app had been disabled then turned back on before it was returned. Just being paranoid or should I be concerned about security?
    The SIM can be cloned rather easily, albeit illegally. This effectively creates another copy of your Subscriber Identity Module, and therefore creates a duplicate "phone". The contents of the device need not be viewed/copied/cloned and may or may not be duplicated on the new device, but the subscriber identity - which is the phone number, etc - can be cloned onto a new SIM, and used to affect your usage and billing.

    Incidentally, the cloned SIM can be used in any device in which a SIM can be used - it need not be used in an iPhone... so effectively you can "clone" your iPhone onto an android device, for example.

    While the process is not that common, and is absolutely illegal in the US, it is not entirely unheard of.
    09-02-2015 05:17 PM

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