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Hackers can break into your iPhone even when it’s switched off

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May
2022
Hackers can break into your iPhone even when it’s switched off

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Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a way to run malware on Apple’s iPhones, even when the device is switched off.

A report published by the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany details an exploit that takes advantage of the iPhone’s low-power mode (LPM) to track location and perform various malware attacks.

LPM allows certain smartphone facilities – such as Bluetooth, near-field communication (NFC) and or ultra-wideband – to run even when the device is turned off or when its battery is depleted.

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