Jonathan Zdiarski, a data forensics expert, has found that the iPhone records almost everything its users perform on its screen.
Zdiarski stated that the handset takes the screenshot of the most recent action of its users, though for aesthetic reasons, and as soon as the user clicks the home button the application window minimizes just before closing.
Although, the screenshots gets deleted shortly thereafter, Zdiarski stated that it can be retrieved with data forensic techniques, and thus can prove to be helpful in tracking criminals.
Addressing the relevance of the procedure, he said, “I hope Apple fixes it because it’s a significant privacy leak but at the same time it’s been useful for investigating criminals.”
Further, the iPhone hacker also demonstrated his skills in breaking the passcode-locked iPhone, that too within an hour, by creating a custom firmware bundle for the purpose.
As the iPhone could potentially be used in carrying out illicit activities, this new finding from Zdiarski would be extremely useful for the police in crime investigations.