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iOS malware AceDeceiver can infect non-jailbroken Apple devices | #iPad #iPhone

iOS malware AceDeceiver can infect non-jailbroken Apple devices | #iPad #iPhone | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
This new strain of malware designed for the iPhone and iPad poses a major risk to hundreds of millions of devices, because it can infect non-jailbroken devices without the user's knowledge.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security/?tag=AceDeceiver

 

 

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This new strain of malware designed for the iPhone and iPad poses a major risk to hundreds of millions of devices, because it can infect non-jailbroken devices without the user's knowledge.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security/?tag=AceDeceiver

 

 

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How secure are Apple's iPhone and iPad from malware, really?

How secure are Apple's iPhone and iPad from malware, really? | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

In the five years since the first iPhone was released, there has never been a serious known case of iOS malware on an non-jailbroken device.

Virtually every version of iOS has been quickly jailbroken (that is, modified to allow installation of apps and hacks not authorized by Apple or the mobile carrier).

 

Jailbreaking is accomplished by exploiting security vulnerabilities in iOS. The same exploits used to jailbreak (an arguably legitimate hack) could just as easily be used to infect an iOS device with malware.

 

Read more to know the possible dangers and be aware:

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/06/29/apple-mobile-device-security/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=NakedSecurity&utm_campaign=naked%252Bsecurity

 

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Apple - iOS-Update v4.3.4 deaktiviert Jailbreak - Apple iPad - PC-WELT

Apple - iOS-Update v4.3.4 deaktiviert Jailbreak - Apple iPad - PC-WELT | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Die neueste Version des mobilen Betriebssystems iOS schließt eine kritische Sicherheitslücke und deaktiviert den Jailbreak auf iPhone, iPad und iPod Touch.
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Over 225,000 Apple ID Credentials Stolen From Jailbroken iOS Devices

Over 225,000 Apple ID Credentials Stolen From Jailbroken iOS Devices | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen over 225,000 Apple ID account credentials from jailbroken iOS devices, using a type of malware called, “Keyraider”.  The criminals have been using the stolen credentials to make in-app purchases with user accounts. Keyraider poses as a downloadable app, but once it’s on the user’s phone, it steals the user’s account login credentials, device GUID (globally unique identifier), Apple push notification service certificates and private keys, and iTunes purchase receipts. These attacks happened mainly in China, but jailbreaking is not exclusive to China. Jailbreaking is practiced by iOS users all over the world.

Jailbreaking your device is a security risk!

This news is a timely reminder about the downside to jailbreaking your Apple iOS device. It sounds like a great idea, in theory, but what many often overlook is that while jailbreaking allows Apple users to bypass many iOS operating system restrictions they might consider burdensome, for example being only able to download apps from the Apple iOS App Store, it also means that cybercriminals have much more freedom to attack the device. 

One of the biggest reasons that jailbreaking puts your phone or tablet at risk is that it disables the “sandboxing” feature native in all Apple devices. Sandboxing keeps third party apps out of your operating system, and only allows those apps certain permissions to your information (which these apps “ask” for through pop-ups to be approved by the device user). Because these apps need your explicit permission to look through your photos, access your location, or look up your contacts, it’s highly unlikely that malicious code can get through to do damage or steal your information. Once you remove the sandbox, any app can access all of your private information, including malicious apps posing as legitimate apps.

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Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen over 225,000 Apple ID account credentials from jailbroken iOS devices, using a type of malware called, “Keyraider”.  The criminals have been using the stolen credentials to make in-app purchases with user accounts. Keyraider poses as a downloadable app, but once it’s on the user’s phone, it steals the user’s account login credentials, device GUID (globally unique identifier), Apple push notification service certificates and private keys, and iTunes purchase receipts. These attacks happened mainly in China, but jailbreaking is not exclusive to China. Jailbreaking is practiced by iOS users all over the world.


Jailbreaking your device is a security risk!


This news is a timely reminder about the downside to jailbreaking your Apple iOS device. It sounds like a great idea, in theory, but what many often overlook is that while jailbreaking allows Apple users to bypass many iOS operating system restrictions they might consider burdensome, for example being only able to download apps from the Apple iOS App Store, it also means that cybercriminals have much more freedom to attack the device. 

One of the biggest reasons that jailbreaking puts your phone or tablet at risk is that it disables the “sandboxing” feature native in all Apple devices. Sandboxing keeps third party apps out of your operating system, and only allows those apps certain permissions to your information (which these apps “ask” for through pop-ups to be approved by the device user). Because these apps need your explicit permission to look through your photos, access your location, or look up your contacts, it’s highly unlikely that malicious code can get through to do damage or steal your information. Once you remove the sandbox, any app can access all of your private information, including malicious apps posing as legitimate apps.

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Infosecurity (UK) - Jailbroken iPads and iPhones pose a serious security risk says Akamai CSO

Infosecurity (UK) - Jailbroken iPads and iPhones pose a serious security risk says Akamai CSO | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A leading security expert has warned that jailbroken iPads and iPhones pose a potentially major security risk that their owners need to be aware of.
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JailbreakMe Lulz - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

JailbreakMe Lulz - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
F-Secure Security Labs brings you the latest online security news from around the world. Ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest online threats to guarantee your online wellbeing.
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