iPhone Forensic Expert Reveals iPhone Takes Screen Shots; Provides a Fix To Disable.

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  1. Ezra

    Ezra Well-Known Member

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    iPhone hacking expert, Zdziarski, had revealed during a forensic seminar about cracking iPhone's passcode that iPhone takes screen shots every time you push your iPhone's home button.

    As per Zdziarski, the iPhone takes the screen shot for the 3D "zoom" effect that is observed when you close/suspend or launch/resume an iPhone app. This has raised privacy concerns as the screen shots are stored, at least temporarily on the iPhone.

    You don't need to be worried as Zdziarski has also figured out a way to disable the storing of the screen shots on the iPhone so that they cannot be recovered.

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  2. Renegade

    Renegade Active Member

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    Wow, Thank god we found out about this. I doubt Apple would check them all, but still.
  3. Mortel

    Mortel Active Member

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    Doesn't really bother me unless the screenshots are sent to Apple or something (which they aren't).
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    hmmm im not to fussed :\

    needs a bigger screenshot though
  5. Baker5

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    thats pretty interseting that he could find that
  6. cainy

    cainy New Member

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    guessing that effects the ipod touch aswell then
  7. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    Think about it..

    How does your device make that effect when you exit the app?
    You know...
    The app window shrinking to the home screen?

    That's right.. it takes a screenshot and minimizes it....

    So...
    If you disable these, you'll have a choppy iPod or iPhone that enters and exits apps like a Windows PC would.
  8. atomicmufin

    atomicmufin Banned

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    good find ezra.

    kinda wonder why this wasnt noted before.
  9. brisingr

    brisingr New Member

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    it's kinds useless in front of forensic experts because they don't need vague screenshots: they have access to all the data.



    P.S Everyone change their root password if they didn't:
    Code:
    $ su
    Password: alpine
    # passwd root
    Enter new root password:
    Confirm new root password:
    Password successfully changed.
    # exit
    $
  10. bkram1

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    Why is this such a big deal?

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