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How to hide your caller ID when making a phone call on iPhone

If you want to hide your phone number when calling someone on your iPhone, you have a handful of options available to you. In this post, we’ll go over these options and show you how to hide your caller ID and call someone without showing your number.... Read the rest of this post here


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ByeThirdParty hides third-party VoIP app data from the Phone app

One of the features that shipped with iOS 10 that doesn’t get as much attention as it should is CallKit, an SDK that app developers can utilize to make their third-party VoIP apps integrate with the stock Phone app on an iPhone.

Some love this level of integration because it puts everything in one place, but others feel like it clutters the calling experience, making it harder to discern between phone calls from first-party and third-party apps.... Read the rest of this post here


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Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security

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People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device.

The concern arises from research that shows how replacement screens—one put into a Huawei Nexus 6P and the other into an LG G Pad 7.0—can be used to surreptitiously log keyboard input and patterns, install malicious apps, and take pictures and e-mail them to the attacker. The booby-trapped screens also exploited operating system vulnerabilities that bypassed key security protections built into the phones. The malicious parts cost less than $10 and could easily be mass-produced. Most chilling of all, to most people, the booby-trapped parts could be indistinguishable from legitimate ones, a trait that could leave many service technicians unaware of the maliciousness. There would be no sign of tampering unless someone with a background in hardware disassembled the repaired phone and inspected it.

The research, in a paper presented this week at the 2017 Usenix Workshop on Offensive Technologies, highlights an often overlooked disparity in smartphone security. The software drivers included in both the iOS and Android operating systems are closely guarded by the device manufacturers, and therefore exist within a "trust boundary." The factory-installed hardware that communicates with the drivers is similarly assumed to be trustworthy, as long as the manufacturer safeguards its supply chain. The security model breaks down as soon as a phone is serviced in a third-party repair shop, where there's no reliable way to certify replacement parts haven't been modified.

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CallPlus improves the Phone app on jailbroken iPhones

If you have an iPhone, then chances are you rely on the built-in Phone app to handle your inbound and outbound calls. While the app is useful, it’s also barebones by nature and could do with some improvements.

A new jailbreak tweak dubbed CallPlus by iOS developer Elias Sfeir supercharges the Phone app, giving you more features than you’re probably accustomed to out of the box.... Read the rest of this post here


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This tweak lets you spoof your iPhone’s call history

Fake Call History is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer NeinZedd9 that lets you spoof the call history in your Phone app.

Once installed, you can spoof not only missed calls, but also outgoing calls to make it look like you talked to someone or missed a phone call even when you really didn’t.... Read the rest of this post here


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