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iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next

Apple's wildly popular iOS has earned the title of the world's most secure consumer operating system. But now that title has an asterisk: China. The post iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next appeared first on WIRED.

Why We Need to Care About Malware

Mobile payments are continuing to grow in popularity thanks to major players like Apple, Samsung and Google all making recent moves in the space. According to Forrester, U.S. mobile payments to national brands and local merchants will swell to $142 billion by 2019 from $52 billion in 2014. Show More Summary

Trump Hotels payment system infected with malware

Claims "no forensic evidence" of theft of data but offers complimentary protection.

Mystery Vigilantes Explain Why They Created 'Malware' To Secure 10,000 Routers

The vigilantes who broke into others' routers to clean them of malware and vulnerabilities have spoken out, saying they did what they did for learning, understanding, fun and security.

Apple Claims YiSpecter Malware Was Addressed In iOS 8.4

Yesterday we reported that according to security researchers Palo Alto Networks, an iOS malware dubbed YiSpecter was discovered. Based on what was described, which was a malware that could infect both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, it sounded like quite a threat. Show More Summary

New Malware 'YiSpecter' Attacks iOS Devices in China and Taiwan

A new kind of malware called "YiSpecter" is attacking iOS devices in China and Taiwan, even those that have not yet been jailbroken.

Apple already blocked the first malware for non-jailbroken iPhones

With certain exceptions, most iOS-focused malware targets jailbroken devices whose compromised security makes them easy prey. However, there's been concerns that a recent strain of malware, YiSpecter, can attack even 'pure' devices running stock iOS. Show More Summary

Can Malware Do Good?

Rather than doing harm, new malware Linux.Wifatch has actually infected and upgraded the security in 10,000+ routers. It even prompts users to update weak passwords. But is it totally above board or is there more going on? More »   ...

Apple Responds to YiSpecter Malware, Says Fix Was Implemented in iOS 8.4

Over the weekend, security site Palo Alto Networks detailed a new iOS malware that's able to infect non-jailbroken Apple devices using enterprise certificates and private APIs. It originated in Taiwan and China and was installed through...Show More Summary

Apple comments on YiSpecter malware

Apple has provided the following statement to iMore in regards to the YiSpecter malware, which made headlines earlier today despite it's incredibly minimal risk to any prudent iPhone or iPad owner. "This issue only impacts users on older versions of iOS who have also downloaded malware from untrusted sources," an Apple spokesperson told iMore. Show More Summary

Apple acknowledges 'YiSpecter' iOS malware, says issue unlikely to affect most people

A piece of recently-identified iOS malware, known as YiSpecter, is not a major threat despite its ability to attack both jailbroken and factory stock devices, Apple said on Monday.

Smurfs vs phones: GCHQ's smartphone malware can take pics, listen in even when phone is off

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In a new episode of the BBC's Panorama, Edward Snowden describes the secret mobile phone malware developed by GCHQ and the NSA, which has the power to listen in through your phone's mic and follow you around, even when your phone is switched off. (more…)

New malware infects non-jailbroken iPhones, is really difficult to remove

Just two weeks ago we told you about a rogue version of Xcode that helped hundreds of malicious apps sneak into the iOS App Store. Now another iOS attack has been uncovered, and […]

No iPhone is safe: Newly found malware can harm any iOS device

Gone are the days when iOS malware reports were a rare thing. Following a wave of malware attacks on the iPhone and iPad – including a massive App Store hack and an Apple ID theft operation – a new security report reveals there’s dangerous...Show More Summary

Apple iPhones Attacked by Fake Porn App Malware

A malicious porn-video app shows that non-jailbroken iPhones can be just as vulnerable as Android devices.

IoT vigilante Linux.Wifatch ‘malware’ may be patching up security flaws

SECURITY OUTFIT SYMANTEC is reporting on a thing called Linux.Wifatch that might be a good guy type of internet threat that wants to solve problems with the Internet of Things.This sounds unusual and unlikely. A cyber Robin Hood, operating in the shadows and actually helping people out, sounds like anathema to the internet. To be […]

YiSpecter Malware Targets Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices

YiSpecter, unlike most other malware affecting iOS devices, can target non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads.

?YiSpecter malware can bypass Apple App Store checks to infect iPhones and iPads

Researchers have uncovered a new malware threat affecting iOS devices which they say has been distributed despite Apple App Store's strict code review.

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