New iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to fake app attack

Himanshu Arora

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Just a few days after security researchers at Palo Alto Networks discovered the WireLurker malware that infects iOS devices through OS X, folks at mobile security research firm FireEye have uncovered an iOS security flaw that they claim poses a...

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This is actually a very serious development. Imagine getting malware on your phone like your PC (or Mac, which it does shove your head in the sand if don't think so).

If users can get infections from weblinks in emails directing them to install something history has shown that average users are dumb enough to proceed. So long as they come up with some legitimate looking means of presenting it. Apple could cut it off entirely by forcing enterprises to follow the same process as every other software developer. But that would reduce their growing business clients and reverse their forward trend in that market.

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