Apple downplays Masque Attack, government issues warning

By Himanshu Arora ยท 5 replies
Nov 14, 2014
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  1. While Apple was quick to acknowledge the existence of the WireLurker malware, and blocked the infected apps, the company has downplayed the threat posed by the recently uncovered Masque Attack, saying that iOS has built-in protections that prevent malware downloads.

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  2. Come people listen to what Apple is actually saying! The news media and now the government are blowing this whole thing way out of proportion.

    It's simple:

    1. Don't jailbreak your phone.
    2. Don't download apps outside of the App Store.
    3. Enterprise users should only download internal apps from websites they trust or not at all.

    Problem solved.
  3. S_Brideau

    S_Brideau TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Except this affects even the iphones that haven't been jailbreaked. Apple is known to deny having security holes and then fixing them only after something bad happens. Right now it's hurting them.

    Like so many companies they come out with unfinished products and because of that they have bugs and issues. You just have to look at all that's happened since the launch of the iphone 6.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Right! Listen to what Apple is saying. Then listen to what you're saying. Oddly, they're pretty much the same. It follows logically, that you're either an Apple Fanbois, or an employee.

    Baaaaa, Baaaa,.....back to the Apple pasture.

    BTW, I read the news here at Techspot, and I also watch the TV national news. If the TV news gets a story, it's serious, not click bait.
  5. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    Too much sarcasm.
  6. Ok! So how many vulnerabilities do non-Apple phones have( Android, Windows 10,)? While all phones and operating systems have vulnerabilities the question is how properly are you using the OS device? Most viruses and hacks come from people that think they know better but in fact they don't! Jailbreaking a phone exposes you to a higher risk of being hacked and most of these hacks happened in China and the rest of Asia where the population is more enticed to download from non-official sites not Apple Store.

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