Questions tagged [hacking]

Use this tag for question relating to unauthorized intrusion in devices and cracking. Do not use this tag for simply reverse engineering or being technical / making low level changes to software or firmware.

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Unknown device listed in iphone health app Data access and Devices

I have recently been concerned about activity on my Iphone 5e due to missing info and other concerning changes that I do not remember enacting, nor do I have reason to (accident is unlikely) -...
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Can I install a custom OS on iPhone 5s?

I got myself an owned iPhone 5s to have some fun. Today I got extra adventurous and would like to try some "unofficial" operating systems like Android and postmarketOS. Unfortunately, a quick search ...
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Apple ID password compromised - 2FA rescued - What next?

I have a Mac, iPhone and an iPad. I use my Gmail account for the Apple ID and one day, I received a notification on my phone that someone is trying to login with my gmail account. The two factor ...
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Create iOS 13 Light/Dark wallpaper

Does anybody know what kind of file are the wallpapers that came with iOS 13 that change with light / dark mode? I’d like to make one myself.
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Is there an existing hack to play audio on someone’s iphone as a prank?

I have this old iPhone 5c which I believe isn’t supported anymore, doesn’t get updates, leaving it’s security vulnerable, I imagine. This morning while browsing a distorted voice came from the 5c. It ...
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How to detect if someone running mining extension through my browser?

In another question about Chrome Helper not using as much CPU user Pavel Vlasov mentioned Invoke ⋮ Chrome Menu → More Tools → Task Manager to see what exactly consumes CPU. Because the helper is a ...
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How to get rid of an spyware on iPhone 8 called News?

I've been suspecting my iPhone to be hacked for quite some times now. After setting the two-factor authentication system on it earlier this week, a connection attempt has been made by someone else (I'...
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Most compact solution for external monitor for 2011 MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro's dGPU failed and I did the software "fix" where I am forcing the use of the integrated GPU. Unfortunately because of disabling the dGPU there is no way to connect the external monitor ...
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Received an email saying someone has hacked my email account

I received an email saying that someone has hacked my email over 6 months ago and they say that through it they have infected my operating system with a virus. They say they have access to all my ...
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Getting spam on my Apple email from just one company

I have an email address that I only use for official communication with the Apple Corporation. I have no phone and have only used this address when registering my iPad and the payment mechanism for ...
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Someone in China tried to log into my AppleID account. What should I do?

I am a US citizen who volunteers for a human rights organization and noticed my iCloud account had a login attempt by someone in Nanchang, China I'm not sure if I should fear of my personal safety, ...
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Two-way firewall (outbound/inbound protection) in macOS

Does macOS have a two-way firewall (outbound/inbound protection) present?
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iPad 2 can't update past iOS 9.3.5

My brother gave me his iPad 2. It doesn't update to iOS 10. How can I get it to allow me to download apps like Netflix. I know Apple cancelled the older version on iPhone and iPad to not be able to be ...
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Is my mac being hacked by a user called Guatoan? And how can I remove this user?

I recently visited a website and on pressing a link another window automatically opened saying the website had found a virus on my laptop. Obviously this was a scam so I returned to the original ...
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Has my iPhone security been compromised?

I just had something really concerning happen to my iPhone 6s (iOS 11.3.1, I update my apps everyday, not jailbroken). I was on the YouTube app when the screen completely froze and the screen’s ...
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During Dictionary Attack, how can I Capture the attempted usernames and passwords?

I have several nefarious individuals attempting to gain access to my servers constantly with VNC, presumably using some kind of dictionary attack against the password. Is there a way to get a log of ...
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What are these two “Dialup Device”s that suddenly appeared on my Macbook Pro?

Today I have realized that there are two weird additions to the list of Network Devices on my Macbook Pro (High Sierra). It kind of freaks me out especially because of the weird non-latin characters ...
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Somebody with chinese username (hacker?) writes files into folder “users”, what's going on?

I'm the single user of my personal MacBook (macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)), using it only inside my single apartment, not inside a network, not connected to anything beside my router, and a user ...
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How would I know if I’ve been hacked on a iphone 7+ [closed]

How do I know if my iPhone 7+ was hacked an what was used to hack i
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AppleScript - echo into openssl AES encryption - is there a way to crack/snoop thru logs?

Don't know if this question is better off here, or in the Linux world...but I need a decent answer.. :) I am using Applescript to pull data from fields in a spreadsheet or database, shove them ...
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Help with VNC (via school Wi-Fi) without consent? Opsec

I'm in a tough situation and am hoping you can help me out. As a student in California, USA, our teachers sometimes require us to sign on to the school's wireless network. Supposedly, they have an ...
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How vulnerable is 10.6 Snow Leopard to hacking?

My 2007 Mac Mini is used as a TV media device, for watching free-to-air TV channels and Youtube. It cannot be upgraded past 10.6.8. I read somewhere that older OS X can be vulnerable to unnoticed ...
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Does Apple provide notifications if device is hacked

I recently used an app that was for live wallpapers and then got a pop up that made a beeping sound (like the typical bomb from movies). I read some reviews of the app which describe the message as a ...
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OSX High Sierra - Files and Folders show as empty/invisible in Finder, but are still there

I am running the latest version of High Sierra. Both my user Library/Application Support and main Library/Application Support are completely empty when opened in Finder (see screenshot). I was asked ...
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Can I modify defaults to get a website to popup when I hold down a letter on the keyboard?

You know how if you hold down 'i' on the keyboard you get î, ï, í, ī, į, and ì by selecting from number 1-6, well, what if I want, say, for example, igloo.com to pop up as a seventh option when I hold ...
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How can I tell if someone logged in to my macOS Sierra?

It seems as though the activity in my Console has been deleted. Is this possible? There is no data before the login that led me here tonight.
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Why do I have two Guest Users?

I'm kind of worried about the macOS (10.13 High Sierra) installed on my computer. I restarted my computer because it was misbehaving with Reminders (I logged out and in to iCloud to see if Continuity ...
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Will the iPhone X be innoculated against Blueborne?

I will definitely be purchasing an iPhone X when it is released, it looks like the greatest iPhone ever invented, however some folks I've talked to who really dislike Macs have stated that all iOS ...
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How can I check if my iCloud email address or Apple ID has been compromised?

We have 8 Apple IDs made up of 4 iCloud email addresses and 4 other email addresses. Is there an Apple service or other way for me to check if any of these addresses have been hacked?
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Iphone 7 Blocking numbers mysteriously

I’m having an issue with my iPhone 7 and I believe it’s been compromised. One of the phone numbers in my phone was mysteriously blocked and one happens to be the one phone number that shouldn’t be ...
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Can you tell if your Mac computer is infested with malware from the CIA?

On March 23rd 2017, news of the CIA having possibly infesting Mac computers with malware have been released by WikiLeaks. "DarkSeaSkies" is "an implant that persists in the EFI firmware of an ...
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Can the CIA hack my iphone if I have the latest firmware installed? [closed]

I've been watching the news lately about these WikiLeaks about the CIA. Can the CIA hack my iPhone with the latest iOS version installed? How do they do this if my iOS is a closed system and Apple has ...
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How to jailbreak on an iOS 10.2 on an iPhone 5s

I'm aware of jailbreaking on iPhone 6 with version 10.2, but what about iPhone 5s? (I want to show off my phone with cool features), one of thing I want to do is replacing default Helvetica with San ...
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how to prevent these alerts from appearing on my calendar [duplicate]

My email address was sold a while ago so I get a lot of junk mail. I try to delete it and unsubscribe but some of it remains. Recently, messages such as the image below have started appearing on my ...
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Somebody used my Apple ID on a new iPod touch

One of my friends got this error on his iPhone (this is the translation of message in English) : Your Apple ID and telephone number are in use in iMessage on a new iPod touch. There is no iPod ...
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Access photos from Iphone 5 with a smashed screen that has never been paired

How can I access the photos taken on an Iphone 5 that now has no screen? The phone was never 'paired' with a PC. The problem is that any form of interaction with a PC requires use of the phone screen ...
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wlan0 on a Mac?

I am trying to use my Mac (I have a 2010 MacBook Pro) with ettercap, sniffing and MitM software, but I do not have a wlan0 card. All of the tutorials and recommendations I see for these "hacks" ...
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Does someone know my (old) Apple ID password?

Today, I suddenly got the following message on my iPod: Question 1: Does this mean that someone has entered my Apple ID password, or are there other situations where this dialog is triggered? Update: ...
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How to hack into a deceased person's Mac that is still running?

This is kind of an unusual question: a (non-technical) friend of mine (quite literally) on the other side of the world finds herself in the following situation: A person died unexpectedly, their Mac ...
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iOS Hack - “Please Reboot Your Mobile”

I just started seeing this screen appear on my phone. It's an iPhone 6 with iOS 9.1 - factory unlocked - never jailbroken - never done anything even remotely unusual with it. It's obviously a hack of ...
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How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware?

How can the average user easily validate the integrity of their Mac's firmware? Before you downvote this question or lecture me on how I am paranoid and no one should ever need to do that, please ...
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What is /Volumes/firmwaresyncd?

I keep seeing this in my logs: > 10/5/15 3:45:16.532 AM deleted[366]: normalizeUserMountpoint:738 > volRoot failed for /Volumes/firmwaresyncd.G3PNKw What is it? Is it related to the firmware ...
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Is there a terminal command to enable Continuity - handoff on unsupported OS X?

It is known that Apple sometimes drops support for new features such as Continuity on older OS X releases or older Mac models, sometimes those new features not necessarily hardware dependent. I've ...
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How do I have any privacy on my mini iPad?

So my sister & her boyfriend are all into this hacking and spying and invading people's privacy and doing malicious things to the with what they gather. They have been doing it to me and trying to ...
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Am I being hacked?

I've had several devices wiped because of a very clever/annoying person who won't leave me alone (electronically). I'm starting to become suspicious of my brand new Macbook Pro 13" purchased from ...
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iCloud email - server password changed?

I have been using iCloud for a few months now with no problems until today. My mobile flagged up that I cannot login to my iCloud email account due to: Server password has been changed. Input the ...
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Can the Apple Watch app be side loaded and used on other iOS devices?

I know the official requirement to use the Apple Watch is an iPhone 5 or newer running iOS 8.2+, but I'm interested to know if it is possible to sync it to an older iPhone, iPod, or an iPad by side ...
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How to manually add an artwork to the iTunes Artwork directory?

I would like to add an artwork to an album which has files saved in .wav format. I know that it is not possible to attach an artwork to a wave file, so I'm trying to add a standalone artwork.jpg file ...
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How can I explain to my friend that running a “hackintosh” is a violation of the law? [closed]

I have a friend who has never owned a Mac. He has just built a "hackintosh" by installing VMWare on his PC running Windows, and downloading a pirated, hacked copy of Mac OS X Yosemite in a portable ...
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Ping being hijacked?

On my Mac terminal, I typed cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 and I do a dig dig www.facebook.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> www.facebook.com ;; ...