Watch Out: Apple’s iOS 11 Cannot Stop Hackers from Peeking into Your Private Data
Back in the days when Apple introduced the iPhone, power users had to jailbreak the device in order to get serious work done with iOS. If you wanted third-party apps, you had to jailbreak. If you wanted multitasking, proper notifications, Lock screen info, Wi-Fi sync or any number of features users of other operating systems took for granted, you had to jailbreak the iPhone.
However, with the course of time iOS has evolved. The Cupertino-based tech giant has added new features to the iOS. Some of them were directly copied from jailbreak solutions. And every time the functionality gap abridged, there were fewer reasons for people to jailbreak. As a result, the number of people who jailbreak declined. They realized that jailbreaking doesn’t worth their effort and started settling for stock.
However, Apple wasn’t able to turn the tables around until the release of iOS 5. After iOS 5 there was little or no legitimate room for a jailbreak in most iOS users’ life. Though hackers continued to create new jailbreaks for preceding iOS versions, now it seems that these efforts have slowed down. In fact, it’s been almost three months ago when Apple released its latest iOS 11 and so far we haven’t seen any credible jailbreak for the new operating system.
Is it the End of Line for Jailbreaking and Hacking?
Sure, there is some ray of hope for users who feel that using regular iOS 11 is like living in a cage, as back in November 2017 Liang Chen of Tencent Keen Lab showed the first working jailbreak for iOS 11.1.1 during a hacking conference in South Korea. However, we have no clue whether that jailbreak will be available to the public.
While we are not sure what does the future hold for iOS jailbreaking, one thing is for certain tapping into iPhone X or any other Apple device running the latest iOS 11.1.1 isn’t something that can’t be done without jailbreaking. Thanks to the advanced no-jailbreak iPhone spyware apps, you can hack iPhone X without having to jailbreak the device.
Xnspy, A No-Jailbreak iPhone Spyware App
The non-jailbreak version of Xnspy’s iPhone spyware app is an ideal solution to peep into someone’s iOS device without jailbreaking or touching it. The spyware works by remotely accessing data from the target cell phone or tablet without having it in your possession. It displays the collected data on your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. The popular spy app claims that it can gather text messages, phone call records, GPS location, monitor social media activities and much more without giving the target hint of its presence. To affirm the claims, I decided to put this sneaky little cell phone spy app for iPhone to test.
How Non-Jailbreak iPhone Spyware App Works?
The non-jailbreak edition of Xnspy is a breeze to install. All it requires you to have is iCloud credentials of the target device and you can set up the program in no time. After we were successfully able to set up the iPhone spyware app, we accessed the Xnspy web-based account where all the uploaded data from the iCloud is stored for our monitoring.
Upon accessing the web account, we were shocked at what we discovered. Despite the fact that the target iPhone wasn’t jailbroken, we found that the surveillance software was every bit invasive as one might think. Like any traditional spy app for iPhone 7, Xnspy registered call log details, text messages, social media activities, multimedia files, calendar entries, internet browsing history, GPS location and just about everything that transpired on the target phone.
Monitor Activities with No-Jailbreak iPhone Spyware App
With the instant messaging app tracking, not only we were able to read the chats taking place via WhatsApp, Line, Kik, iMessage and other messaging services, but also able to see Viber call details. Let me tell you, there are only a handful of iPhone spyware applications out there that can do this. Without touching the target phone, I can read all the incoming and outgoing messages that were stored on it.
The intrusive app even allowed us to access Tinder messages. That’s intimidating because anyone can use the iPhone spyware app to snoop on your activities you don’t want to share with everyone. It also gave us an insight of the target’s private affairs by revealing his calendar entries, bookmarked sites, browser history, all the videos and photos saved on the device and contact information.
Sure, it’s creepy, but wait, it will get more scary.
I was even able to access the emails on the target iPhone with Xnspy as it allowed me to read every incoming and outgoing email along with email addresses. It saves an exact copy of the email together with the sender or receivers email addresses that makes you feel as if you have signed into your own email account. But the worst part is this iPhone spyware app can even retrieve deleted messages. So if you think that deleting messages from your inbox can save you from unethical spying, then think again.
From the investigation, I can draw no other conclusion than that it is absolutely possible to snoop on a latest iOS device without jailbreaking it and without having it in your possession. These cell phone spy apps for iPhone that exist today have the capability to operate by establishing a remote connection with the device you wish to monitor. Once the app establishes a connection it can retrieve any information that is available on the target iPhone and the monitored person can easily fall prey to the swindler operating the spyware. More importantly, it shows that even though Apple has remarkably improved its OS, hackers have been able to find a way around it.