In this day and age, we’re always connected. It makes it kind of alarming to think that our data is accessible. Unfortunately, if we don’t do our best to make sure our accounts are secure and we’ve implemented certain security increasing measures, there is potential that some of our data may be at risk. To think that these concerns have come all the way to our mobile phones is disheartening.
The company Carrier iQ (the company behind user tracking software found in Android, Symbian, and BlackBerry smartphones) has apparently worked with Apple to include their technology in iOS. Carrier iQ’s software “secretly logs keystrokes, text messages, and other data,” says iDownloadBlog.
Cody of iDownloadBlog, when writing about Carrier iQ’s IQRD program found in our iphones, related the following:
As you can see, the software doesn’t show up in the device’s app menu and it never warns you that it’s recording your keystrokes. It’s there though, and the scary part is that it’s sending out some of this data. But what exactly it’s sending and to whom is still a mystery. We know that the program is pre-installed by handset makers along with other diagnostic apps, but we’re not sure why.
Want to make sure your iPhone isn’t sending out random information about you to who knows where? Be sure to go into the Settings app, select General, About, and then scroll down to Diagnostics & Usage. Once in this menu click “Don’t Send.”
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