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July 27, 2017, 08:25:55 pm

RussellMania

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I already have my Iphone protected with a 12 digit passcode and have it set to wipe everything after 10 failed attempts. I have read that people turn on restrictions so parents can have more perental control over their kids phone; This is why Apple added the restrictions passcode in the first place. I have restrictions turned on hoping that it will stop hackers from hacking my Iphone camera and mic, along with denying changes to what apps can and cannot connect using a celluar network.

Reply #1July 27, 2017, 10:28:56 pm

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Re: Does turning on Iphone restrictions protect you from hackers?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 10:28:56 pm »
Hi Russell,

When an app is installed, it only requires generic permissions.
If it requires more permissions, you will be prompted to allow them.

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Reply #2July 31, 2017, 12:43:20 pm

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Re: Does turning on Iphone restrictions protect you from hackers?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 12:43:20 pm »
Hackers have ways of getting around permissions; If a hacker is able to exploit a flaw in the IOS, would ristricting the camera with a passcode stop a hacker. Snowden said that hackers can hack any Iphone or Ipad camera

Reply #3July 31, 2017, 02:41:49 pm

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Re: Does turning on Iphone restrictions protect you from hackers?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 02:41:49 pm »
Hi Russell,

If the permission system is bypassed, I think setting a password is useless.

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