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Apple iOS security flaw leaves most devices vulnerable

Apple has been informed of attacks that utilize security flaws in the iOS mobile operating system on its iPhones and iPads

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 10, 2014 at 01:58 pm CST (0 mins, 38 secs reading time)

The Apple iOS mobile operating system has a major security flaw that leaves a large portion of iPhones and iPads vulnerable to security breaches by cybercriminals looking to hijack devices and steal sensitive information.

Apple iOS security flaw leaves most devices vulnerable | TweakTown.com

The "Masque Attack" exploits the Apple enterprise/ad-hoc provisioning system, and is a powerful vulnerability that cybercriminals can easily exploit. Apple is working to fix the bug after being informed by cybersecurity experts in July, FireEye said.

Here is what the FireEye blog notes: "Masque Attacks can pose much bigger threats than WireLurker. Masque Attacks can replace authentic apps, such as banking and email apps, using attacker's malware through the Internet. That means the attacker can steal user's banking credentials by replacing an authentic banking app with malware that has identical UI."

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