Carrier IQ Is Present In iOS 5.

  • December 1, 2011 12:00 am

The Carrier IQ scandal took a big twist tonight when iOS hacker, chpwn, discovered mentions of the alleged heavy-handed tracking application hidden deep within older version of iOS (3.x and earlier). But after a little more digging chpwn has found Carrier IQ hiding it’s nasty face deep within iOS 5, too. This time instead of taking the “IQAgent” identifier, Carrier IQ poses as awd_ice#.

It goes without saying a lot of people are pissed that a program such as Carrier IQ is collecting their every keystroke — even highly encrypted passwords — and reading them back in simple plain text. Now that the “secret” is out in the open, any dev with ill intentions can scrounge up a ton of data by way of virus/malicious app.

We’re far from the end of this little unfolding drama, so stay tuned…

Via: @chpwn

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