iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare


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Photo-stream

 

Apple released iCloud for Mac, PC and iOS5 devices this week and after only a few days, millions of users have already started using the service.  However two features of the new iCloud service could cause big problems for anyone cheating or otherwise doing things they might not ought to be doing.

Photostream:

One of the most ballyhoo'd features of iCloud is Photo Stream.  To quote Apple's website:

With iCloud, when you take a photo on one device, it automatically appears on all your other devices. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there. Everywhere you want them.

Every picture snapped on your iPhone or iPad are automatically streamed to every other iPhone, iPad, PC or Mac configured with the same iCloud account.  A photo taken on your iPhone at the bar at 2am will near-instantly appear on your computer at home or on the iPhone of your spouse trying to text-message you asking what you're doing.  And the best part?  You cannot delete individual photos from your iCloud Photo Stream.  

 

You read that right: Once you take a picture, it will automatically be added into your Photo Stream and once that happens you cannot delete it.  Every pictures is stored on the Photo Stream for 30 days, or until you take over 1000 pictures, whichever comes first.

**Update for iOS 6: You can now delete pictures from your photostream, but only on the device you are deleting it from (it stays on the other device's Photostream)

Update 2013 - iOS 7 - Now when you delete a picture from Photostream, it is deleted from all devices.  If you use iPhoto had configure it to download your images, the downloaded images will not be deleted.

Find Friends:

Another new feature of iOS5 is a free app called "Find Friends".  Similar to the Find My iPhone service of iCloud, Find Friends allows you to invite people to follow you wherever you go.  Once you give authorization to allow someone to follow you, they will know where you are 24/7, without any notice.   Scorned lovers across the globe may already be secretly inviting and authorizing themselves (without the knowledge of the phone-owner, if they have access to the phone) to track their cheating husband or wife and every step they take.

 

Smart divorce lawyers out there may already be instructing husbands and wives how to use these great new services.

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Dragon Ink (not verified)
How Do I Stop iMessage Pop Ups?

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iCloud notification if I snoop on my husband?
HELP... ok,, confused.. we have an icloud account. I suspect hubby is having an affair.. if I log into his imessages on our ipad to see if he is messaging anyone will it send him a notification to his phone to tell him I have logged in on the ipad
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: iCloud notification if I snoop on my husband?

There is no need for confusion - the answer is simple: YES

Anytime anyone configures their device to use an iCloud account for iMessage, email or Facetime, all other devices using that account will get a notification to help protect their privacy and make them aware of anyone snooping on them.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
spying with icloud
Can I still be snooped on if I log out of iCloud?
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: spying with icloud
Not if you fully and properly log out.. Be sure to sign-out in iCloud settings and in the iMessage settings which is in a different spot in Settings.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So I'm pretty sure from recent conversation that my ex-husband (a wee bit stalkerish still) is reading all of my iMessages. He doesn't have an iPhone, and we don't share iCloud with any devices. He does have an old Mac-- if he somehow had my appleID and password could he log into iMessenger on that Mac to read stuff? I'm sending iMessages from my phone number only, not from the apple ID email address. Is there a way to disable reading messages on a Mac and only having access to them on the phone? Is the iCloud backup every night automatically carrying over all of my messages too?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

Yes, he could read your messages from his Mac, and no there is not any way to disable imessages from being read on a Mac. Your icloud backup also has all of the imessages on your phone and there are programs that will download and read those messages (and txt/SMS messages) if he has your password.

You can stop him from doing either of these things by changing your iCloud password.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
imessages show email account
Ok i just met a female online she has an iphone i have one also ever time she calls its from her number but when she text its from from her icloud account what does that mean is she trying to tap into my phone ???
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: imessages show email account
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what does that mean is she trying to tap into my phone ???
What? No! Why would you think that? People can't just "tap into" your phone.. Wow.. talk about paranoid! It means that her "send new conversations from" setting is set to use her account/email instead of her phone number. You could do the same thing in about 5 seconds.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Reading my boyfriend's imessages
Ok, so if my boyfriend's computer is set up where his iMessages go to his computer as well as his iPhone, can he see it if I look at his iMessages? Sometimes I use his computer and the app is already open so it updates itself, therefore I wouldn't be opening the app all anew. Does he get a notification on his phone that his iMessage on the computer is being used?
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Re: Reading my boyfriend's imessages

No notification, but they may show as "read" on his phone.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
My husband says he can see my text messages. I have no idea how. We synced music together one time. How can I get him off my itunes? And out of my text messages?
Apple Eater (not verified)
My husband is seeing my text messages
You both need your own Apple ID/iCloud accounts and/or one of you needs to remove the current one from your phone settings.
Searcher (not verified)
How do I spy on my husband with iCloud?

I have acces to my Husband ipad, he Has password on iphone. He recently turned off imessege after he revied a picture from his iPhone number and it showed as a new message. I want to gain access to his messages, what can I do to gain the acces, but I don't want it to show on his iPhone that the imessege on iPad was activated.
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1. I know his password so I could just login to imessege with consequence that he will know that (I can play fool and then turn it off as if it was a mistake of new system, because his iPad is ios7 and iPhone is ios8)
2. After I do the 1. I could add my email, with the risk that he might turn on imessege again. But again, will he see the notification on his I phone if I add new account on his I pad?
3. FaceTime is connected but nothing really shou up, only his number.

That was actually weird because he is using text messages and maybe FaceTime but even when imessege was on, he never received any to his iPad.

Anything else I could do?

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Deleting iCloud messages
On my iPhone home I'm logged into my husband iCloud and I wanted to know if I delete my messages can he see them
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Re: Deleting iCloud messages

Your question is a bit confusing.
If you are logged-in (fully & properly) with your husband's icloud, then you won't see "your" messages, you will only see his messages.. So I am assuming that you may be logged in with his iCloud for some services, but not for iMessages. and.. he would only see "your" messages if he was logged-in to iMessage with your account..

At any rate.. When you delete an iMessage from one device, if that message was already downloaded to another device, it will not be deleted on all devices. Messages stay on a particular device until it is deleted on that device.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Deleting iCloud messages
Hi Hubby. was hoping I could PM with you for a couple mins...got some details to be sorted and I think you can help! What is the best and most secure way to communicate? I dodnt want to post my email here....
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Re: Deleting iCloud messages

i prefer that all questions and answers are posted publicly, so that everyone can learn/benefit.. I see no need to include any personal non-anonymous info.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
I had to use a friends iphone in an emergency, I put in my Apple ID and password so I could text my husband what was going on without anyone knowing exactly. I then forgot to delete them would this person be able to read my text.
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iCloud password

To clarify a bit on what Mrs. Anonymous said.. If you did not remove your iCloud login info, and if the other person didnt, then they would see all of your new sent and recieved imessages. They could also send iMessages as you. They can only see/send iMessages as you, not text/SMS messages.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
YES!! Of course, what do you think?
Another suspicious wife (not verified)
iCloud Find my iphone
I turned "find my iphone" on in my hubby's phone. I have his apple id and password. If I access icloud from my PC, will he get a notification on his phone?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud Find my iphone
Yes. It is intended to help protect his privacy.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Can deleted iMessages be recovered?
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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So regarding tracking an I phone and notification, you're saying IOS8 and ICloud have made changed a to privacy and security. Is there anyway around this new notification for Find my IPhone? Any suggestions would be appreciated and for my own sanity....trust is a slippery slope once you've been betrayed
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Anonymous Visitor wrote:

Is there anyway around this new notification for Find my IPhone?

NO
..Unless you have access to all of the devices and can intercept and clear/delete the notifications as they are sent.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Tracking my husband on his iphone
So for a long time I have been able to track my husbands phone through Find my iPhone with his Apple ID password with NO notification!!! What has changed?? Is it IOS8 or has he changed something in order to receive an email now?? I can also have access to his email and can delete the email message (software, settings or IOS 8??) but only from one device. No judgements please, I'm married to a serial cheater. Help??? Any explanation as to why this is now happening would be greatly appreciated!! Desperate
Apple Eater (not verified)
Re: Tracking my husband on his iphone
The explanation is very simple. Apple has made many changes in both iOS 8 and iCloud to improve security and privacy.

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