iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare


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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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J2aaa (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
So let me get this straight... Even with your phone sync to another Apple device say an ipad i touch you cannot view anyone else messages unless they are aware of that going on with certain pop-ups and stuff correct?
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Boyfriend's icloud messages
So I entered my Apple ID into my boyfriends phone under iMessage and checked my number. I then received a notification about adding him to my send/receive (I didn't really read because I saw him coming) I clicked no. Then I sent an iMessage to see if I'll receive it and I didn't. My question is, did I just set his phone up to receive my messages? He didn't have an Apple ID, which is why I used mine. Please help.
Anonyman (not verified)
Re: Boyfriend's icloud messages
Sure does sound like you did.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Boyfriend's icloud messages
So how exactly was I suppose to set it up?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: SMS , VIBER, WHATSAPP
is there any way that the computer i connected my iphone to and logged in my icloud/itunes/apple id, my SMS, VIBER MESSAGES, WHATSAPP MESSAGES being sent to that computer automatically ?? That was a friends computer and i only connected iphone once in his computer for backup/icloud/itunes/apple id and such
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: SMS , VIBER, WHATSAPP
No
Higinia (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Will it be the same for text messages? If someone logged into my iMessages with my Apple ID and used it to text. Could they text with my number and not show as an outgoing message on my iPhone?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

Not for text messages. Txt messages are in no way related to, or connected with iCloud or imessages.
If you are sharing an iCloud account with someone and if you both have iMessages configured (properly) then an iMessage sent from that device would also show on your device.

Higinia (not verified)
Facetime history
I am getting text messages from random numbers saying I FaceTime called them but I did not. If my husband logged into a different device with my iPad and used it to face time with my Apple ID will it show up on my history list on my phone
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Facetime history
No
Higinia (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
If my husband logs into facetime using my apple id, would contacts on the ipad transfer/sync to my iPhone
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
No, contacts will only sync when you setup the same icloud account on both devices in the iCloud settings. Facetime login is separate.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Webwatchers on iCloud
Does webwatchers really work? Can you see imessages as well as text messages without the user knowing? Also do you have to download any software onto the phone itself?
Anonymous (not verified)
Webwatchers scam .. Almost
All Webwatchers does is download the daily icloud backups and make it easy to go through it. That means you have to have the persons' icloud password. If they do something and then delete it before the backup is made in the middle of the night, you will never see it. It is also limited in what it can show you. It's not as great and fancy as they try to make it sound, at least on an iphone.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Webwatchers scam .. Almost
Is there any other softwares you recommend for gaining access to their imessage without sending them a notification?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Webwatchers scam .. Almost
How do you know if the phone is being backed up to icloud every night?
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Re: Webwatchers scam

you have to check the icloud backup settings on the phone.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Webwatchers scam
Is there any other softwares you recommend for gaining access to their imessage without sending them a notification?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: GPS on texts?
Hi, I sent a very sexy text photograph to someone I hv known for awhile, but seldom see. After sending it, he told me that it had been somehow sent with a GPS of my exact location on it....which I never gave him. He told me the street I was on and the surrounding streets in the neighborhood. How did this happen? I hv never been with him long enuf for him to download anything on my phone. He said it never happened to him either. Anyone know how this creepy thing could happen? Thanks.
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Re: GPS on texts?

Yep.. When you take a picture with most any smartphone, "GEO tags" will be added. This lets anyone with the right (free, simple) software to see exactly where that picture was taken.

On an iphone you can turn off Geotagging two ways:

Settings|General|Reset|Reset Location & Privacy. Then open the Camera App, choose "Don't Allow" when prompted.

You can also turn off: Settings-Privacy-Location Services-Camera-Off

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: GPS on texts?
Thanks for your prompt reply. What exactly is the "Free software" that you referred to that he used? Thanks again for enlightening me and hopefully others!
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Re: GPS on texts?

If he has a Mac, the free photo program that comes with it, iPhoto does it.. I think Google's free online photo gallery Picasa also does it. There are literally dozens, if not hundreds of others - a quick google of "geotagging map software" has over 1,000,000 results.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Can somebody use iCloud to see messages, pictures, e-mails from another iphone on the same plan? One of the phones the user cannot log into their iCloud as somebody else has already set it up with a password, etc. They can go in and request a password change, I'm just wondering if during that time somebody else can monitor their mail, pics, etc.
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

If by "plan" you mean iCloud account, then yes. If by "plan" you mean mobile-carrier account/plan, then no.

If someone has your icloud password and username, they have access to see everything in that icloud account.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
snooping on my partner's iCloud
Ok does my partner will know or get notification if i use his icloud on my computer. I have the usename and the password.
AnonyMan (not verified)
Re: snooping on my partner's iCloud
Yes, your partner will know because notices will be sent to him/her/it.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
How can you log into someone's imessage on your mac and not have a notification be sent to their phone?
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
you cant
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
There isn't anyway to override the message?
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Overriding iCloud notifications

No. This is a security feature to prevent people from being spied on, etc.. Imagine the chaos if you could just "override" it!

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