Apple has had no reports of casualties Masque attack




Apple claims to have had no reports from users who actually have been victims of Monday discovered Masque attack. This attack allows an attacker to replace an authentic iOS application by a malicious program.

Apple released a statement about the attack, who last week was big in the news, Apple fansite iMore. “We encourage customers to download only from trusted sources such as the App Store and to pay attention to warnings if they download apps. Business users who install custom apps to do that through the secure website of their business.” For this last opinion, the company has a special website online put .

Apple gives the same advice as FireEye thus, the security that the method of attack Monday outside brought . According to that company, the attack is already being used in the wild, but it is unknown whether there are all victims. The attack works with iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1 and 8.1.1 beta. It makes no difference whether or not Apple’s software is cracked and all official applications from the App Store can be replaced, except the software that Apple itself flour evert on iOS devices. Especially enterprise users could be targeted: who sometimes apps outside of the App Store to install.


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