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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Reading iMessages on iCloud

To view iMessages you can use the "Messages" program on your Mac (assuming it has the newest/newer OS X) ..
And yes, when you configure Messages, a notification will be sent to him.

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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
What if you do this from his mac or his user account - we share a computer.
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud

If the Mac has not yet been configured to use iCloud under his account, a notification message will be sent when someone configures it.
If that user account is already configured to use imessages/icloud, then no notification is sent.

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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
It's configured on his iphone - not on the mac. Does that matter?
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud

YES because if the Mac has not yet been configured to use iCloud under his account, a notification message will be sent to any devices using that icloud account when someone configures it.

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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
How can you prevent a notification from being sent to him?
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
Just put a checkmark in the box that says "Don't send snooping-girlfriend security notification" when you set it up.
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud
no, but really... there must be some way to dis-configure it from sending a notification...
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Re: Reading iMessages on iCloud

Like Mr Anonymous said, no, there does not have to be a way, and there is not a way. These notifications are baked into iCloud and IOS to help prevent unauthorized access. Short of having the phone in your hand hand dismissing the notices, there is no way to stop or prevent them.. Thankfully..

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Re: iCloud: Coworker received deleted risky texts
I synced my personal work iPad with my personal iPhone 5s and many months of deleted risky texts between myself and another coworker were sent to her text inbox ! 5 other coworkers hAve work iPads and they did not receive the texts. How did 9 months of deleted texts appear in her text in box?
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iCloud syncing
If someone uses my Apple ID for Imessaging only will everything else on my device sync with their device
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Re: iCloud syncing

Not if done properly and all of the sync options for everything else are turned off.

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my boyfriend's icloud
I logged my boyfriend iCloud onto my iPhone will it copy my pictures etc on to his iPhone when he connects it to wifi
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Re: my boyfriend's icloud
Maybe, maybe not. It depends on how you "logged" him in, what the settings are on his phone and what the settings are on your iPhone. Impossible to answer your question with the scant details you have given us.
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iMessage on ex girlfriend's phone
Is there anyway that I can log into my ex's iTunes account on my phone so I can see her iMessages without her knowing I entered her information on my phone and am using her iMessage ?
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Re: iMessage on ex girlfriend's phone
no she'll get pop up messages when you do it.
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Re: iMessage on ex girlfriend's phone
How can you prevent a pop up message?
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
How does someone view your iMessages from another phone?
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View someone's iMessages from another phone

All they have to do is log in to iCloud/iMessage with your iCloud user name and password.

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hacking icloud
can i look at messages and listen to phone calls, and activate mic on an iPhone from a computer and/or Android cell
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
I have 4 iphones linked to my account. Is there anyway to see outgoing and incoming text messages, from one of the phones. It is on my icloud account and i know the passcode for it. But the person using this phone cant know what i am doing. If i bought a ipad could i snyc it to that phone. They dont use imessage. To use imessage is it a matter i Of just turning it on. Thanks.
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Re: iCloud: seeing sons text messages
We share a cloud account. How can I receive text messages he sends and receives without him seeing all the text messages that I send and receive
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Re: iCloud: seeing sons text messages

First, you cant see text messages while sharing an iCloud account, you can only see iMessages - big difference. See this page to understand the difference: difference between txt and imessages.

Second, once you are signed in as "him", you will only be able to see iMessages sent or received by him. When signed in to iCloud/iMessage as "you" you can only see/send messages as 'you'. If you are sharing an account and are logged in with the shared account then you will both see all sent and received iMessages.

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reading iphone messages
I see an app on the Internet called Webwatcher Mobile for iPhone which claims to record text/SMS messages if the apple user id/password are provided. Is this possible? From what I have read here only iMessages can be seen through iCloud. Or how does this company get around that? thanks
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Re: reading iphone messages

It looks like Webwatcher works by reviewing the backups of the device stored in icloud - it does not work in 'realtime'. This means that everything on the phone would be viewable, including text messages UNLESS THE MESSAGES WERE DELETED before the backup was made.. Since icloud backups are made at most once per day that is a lot of time for someone to get a message and then delete it.

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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
my imessage isn't switched on the cloud on my phone. can I do it from my icloud on my computer?
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iMessage data

Okay, so if the data on an iPhone runs out,does it sign out of the iMessage automatically & signs back in once the bill has been paid & the data starts over?

Because messages were still coming in but it once the data ran out, under the iPad settings, it just has "2 email addresses" & no number. So I guess the real question is, does data has anything to do with the i messaging system & will the number pop back up once the data is cut back on?

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Re: iMessage data
probably not because even if your data plan runs out imessages can still work on wifi.
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare
Is there a way to see if someone else has been receiving my iMessage on their phone, i.e. to see whether they've sneakily added my phone number to their iMessage setup and are receiving all of my messages without me knowing??
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Re: iCloud: A Cheater's Nightmare

THere is no way to tell on demand, but if/when they started using your account you would have gotten a notification on your iphone/ipad/Mac.
If you are worried all you have to do is change your password.

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