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An iPhone virus that can run even when the phone is turned off

Your iPhone does not completely shut off. Its chipset stays active in lowpower mode so that features like Find My to work.This is a useful feature, and also has the potential to be abused.

Prabjot Kaur   |    Updated: May 20, 2022 11:34 PM IST

Your iPhone does not completely shut off. Its chipset stays active in lowpower mode so that features like Find My to work.the iPhone’s capacity might be abused.When you turn off your iPhone, it does not totally shut down. Several physical components, including the chipset, are awake and functioning on low energy to make your iPhone easily searchable when you use the Find My feature, as well as to allow you to use your credit card and car keys even if the battery has died. This is a useful feature, and also has the potential to be abused. This is one of the earliest, not even the first, studies to look into the risks of always-on chipsets in low-power mode. This is not the same as iOS’s low-power mode