Apple is defending the undocumented services resident on iOS devices, which security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski says can be used as a backdoor to sensitive data, as a diagnostic tool for enterprise IT departments, developers and AppleCare service personnel.
Apple has inserted backdoors into iPhones that could enable an unauthorized person to harvest pictures, text messages and other sensitive data from the device without the user's knowledge, Jonathan Zdziarski, an iOS jailbreaker and forensic expert, told attendees of the Hope X conference held in New York over the weekend.
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