Online Fraud

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in General Discussion edited July 2015

I have recently been defrauded on a credit card. Anyone aware of any remotely accessible key loggers currently under OS X or iOS? ApplePay can't come soon enough. (My bank is refunding the entire amount.)

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    sphericspheric Posts: 2,107member
    There are no keyloggers for iOS unless you've jailbroken the device. It simply isn't possible.

    For OS X, there are a couple, but chances are almost 100% that your credit card number was either generated at random or stolen from a compromised e-commerce database.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    iqatedoiqatedo Posts: 1,733member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by spheric View Post



    There are no keyloggers for iOS unless you've jailbroken the device. It simply isn't possible.



    For OS X, there are a couple, but chances are almost 100% that your credit card number was either generated at random or stolen from a compromised e-commerce database.

     

    Thanks for your reply. I too suspect, without specific information, that a compromised e-commerce site was likely the problem. I made purchases at sites that I hadn't used previously just before the fraud began. (No jailbroken iOS devices here.)

     

    All the best.

  • Reply 3 of 4
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,302member
    spheric wrote: »
    There are no keyloggers for iOS unless you've jailbroken the device. It simply isn't possible.

    For OS X, there are a couple, but chances are almost 100% that your credit card number was either generated at random or stolen from a compromised e-commerce database.
    FWIW there have been flaws in iOS that could allow "keyloggers" to operate on non-jailbroken iPhones.
    http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/new-ios-flaw-makes-devices-susceptible-to-covert-keylogging-researchers-say/
    While Apple closes those security holes as they become aware of them I wouldn't go so far as to claim it's impossible to have one resident on your iDevice without being aware of it. Apple's OS security is top-notch but not completely bullet-proof.

    With that said I absolutely agree that the OP's fraud almost certainly stems from his usage of the CC at a compromised site.
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