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    Angry How do I detect if a keylogger has been put on my iPad

    I recieved an iPad 2 for Christmas from someone but recently there have been some strange things happening that are not easily explained. I have had several of my accounts hacked and I get the feeling that the hacking has come via someone monitoring my iPad activity. Any dialogue is appreciated.

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    Welcome to our forums......I think that would be impossible to install a keylogger unless it was jail broKen and even then I would be surprised it could be done. I suggest you restore the iPad to factory state on your
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    I don't think anyone could have installed any malware on your iPad unless they jailbroke it. Without jailbreaking, all apps have to come from the iTunes Store. There's no way a keylogger would be possible given how apps work in iOS, much less get past Apple's examination process. So I don't think you need worry. If you're really concerned, though, connect your iPad to your own computer and perform as restore as a new device. That will erase all the content on the iPad and start it afresh.

    Ah, I see I've been beaten to it

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    Is there a way to tell if the iPad is jail broken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JElk41 View Post
    Is there a way to tell if the iPad is jail broken?
    It will have an app called Cydia. (Note I do not have any experience jailbreaking, but I believe Cydia is the "unofficial app store" so it should be available on all jailbroken devices.)
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Yes Kevin is right if you were Jailbroken you would have Cydia.

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    The wifi signal that you use on your iPad can be intercepted very easily. Even the 3G/4G signal can be intercepted. That should be the first thing to look at. Another thing is that various pertinent bits of your personal information can be sorted out from various sources, and put together to use against you. Once out in the world, the only thing you can do is change all your passwords.

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    Seadog...how would that work with a wifi signal being intercepted? In other words...what could someone do if they were able to intercept the wifi signal. My concern is that the ipad I recieved was from someone who would have an interest in "keeping tabs" on me. I've racked my brain as to how some of the things that have happened have happened and the only thing I can come up with is that the iPad was "bugged" somehow.

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    There is an app designed for parents I think to keep tabs on children's use of iPad:


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    @followthesapper...YES...I'm aware of that...that's why I'm inquiring about this. Could it be possible the person that gave me the iPad loaded the keylogger on it before they gave it to me and then packaged it to look like it hadn't been opened?


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