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Backdoor found in iPhones and iPads
A forensics researcher has exposed a 'backdoor' built into iOS for developers,
which could potentially be used by cybercriminals to spy on iPhones and iPads.
For the backdoor to be exploited, your device needs to be 'paired' with another
computer so that the two exchange encryption keys and certificates. A hacker
could then install spyware on your computer to steal the pairing keys, connect
to your device via Wi-Fi and grab your data.
Apple has denied that pairing compromises user privacy and security and says the 'backdoor'
is a "diagnostic function" that's necessary for troubleshooting technical problems
with iPhones and iPads.
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