Security firm Zerodium has announced that an anonymous hacker group will claim the million-dollar reward for successfully developing a remote hacking technique to compromise the latest variants of Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6S.
Apple’s iOS & MacOS software are generally considered hard nuts to crack by hackers. Tim Cook’s stance on end-user encryption on personal devices such as the wildly successful iPhone even has the Feds publicly taking on Apple, finding novel new means to corner Apple into proving a backdoor for its software. Edward Snowden has previously revealed that the CIA is looking into ways to infiltrate Apple’s security.
With this in mind, a zero-day [...]
A new ad-based malware dubbed “YiSpecter” is now infecting iPhones and iPads that are both jailbroken and non-jailbroken by abusing private APIs within the iOS system, discovers a security firm.
Security firm Palo Alto Networks has uncovered a new malware that appears to originate from an advertising company in China by infecting iOS devices by downloading unwanted applications without the owner’s consent.
The researchers wrote:
Whether an iPhone is jailbroken or not, the malware can be successfully downloaded and installed.
The full record of the discovery can be found in a blog post at Palo Alto Networks.
The security firm has [...]
In what is seen as the most comprehensive Apple accounts hijack in history, a malware named ‘KeyRaider’ is said to affect over 225,000 jailbroken Apple devices.
A new iOS malware known as KeyRaider, targeting jailbroken devices, has already claimed private account information from over 225,000 Apple accounts, reports ThreatPost.
A team of Chinese amateur cybersecurity enthusiasts called WeipTech were alerted to a disturbance, immediately alerting security researchers at Palo Alto Networks. Weiptech stumbled upon a database storing a large horde of stolen Apple data after paying heed to multiple reports of users’ Apple accounts being charged with unauthorized purchases. [...]