Apple Users Beware! Apple Stores Your Call Log In iCloud
Your mistress calls you, you delete the call record later because you don’t want
your wife to see it.
That’s usually what you think.
You might not be so smart though brother, and this is why.
Customers and users of Apple are always proud and boastful of the ability of the company to sync their data, a lot better than many, thanks to iCloud. What you don’t know though is that some information is being backed up in a way you might not be aware of and can’t control: your iPhone call logs.
Moscow-based digital forensics firm ElcomSoft reported yesterday that it discovered Apple was automatically uploading iPhone call logs into iCloud for users running iOS 8 and up on their devices. What’s more, users have “no official way” to turn off those backups, which include information about incoming, outgoing, missed and rejected calls, according to the company.
ElcomSoft said the discovery has implications for the privacy of iPhone users. Apple has publicly fought law enforcement efforts to unlock iPhones connected to investigations, noting that it does not have access to customer passcodes that would allow it to do so. However, user data stored in iCloud is easier for third parties whether law enforcement or hackers to access.