Can iPhone apps be monitored on a network?

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If I use I phone apps via a wifi connection to a work network can any of the data, e.g any messages sent via the app be monitored?

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ASKED: May 6, 2011  11:20 AM
UPDATED: January 31, 2012  3:18 PM

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Short answer. Yes they can but it would require someone to go to ALOT of effort as every packet of data wold have to be snooped and collated correctly to get any deciferable information out it.

It’s not something I would worry about unless I was working for MI5/6 or the CIA

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  • Koohiisan
    Firstly, your wireless connection should be encrypted, not an open access point. That will help mitigate your danger a little. That having been said, basically any wireless data you send anywhere could be sniffed by a rogue device acting as a man-in-the-middle. Your only hope then is that the data is sufficiently encrypted to the point that it is meaningless to the attacker. Therefore, you would also want to be concerned about apps which don't secure their data and send it plaintext over the air... These are all pieces of the same puzzle.
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  • Koohiisan
    Let us know more details if you are concerned about a specific app. Perhaps we will be aware of any privacy concerns it might have.
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  • Stooge1
    How about track where you've been on your iphone e.i.websites?
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  • Mobileme
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