In iOS found dangerous vulnerability allows hackers to replace these applications to malicious




Developer of antivirus solutions FireEye found in iOS security vulnerability that allows attackers to substitute these malicious applications. This is stated in the report of the company.


According to the report of experts, the vulnerability was discovered on 26 July. A malicious program, called Masque Attacks, can infect iOS via a wireless connection or connection USB. The attacker has the opportunity to replace the original applications on the iPhone and iPad, to malicious, such as online banking or e-mail clients. As a result, attackers may gain access to personal data bank person.

The report says that fall under attack users iOS 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1 and 8.1.1 beta, regardless of whether jailbreak on the device or not. The application replaces only the application of the App Store, established programs are not vulnerable to this threat. During the installation of “malware” prompts the user to download a game, such as New Flappy Bird, then a substitute for third-party application, described in FireEye.

Malware can attack the iOS-device, if the user responds to the received by mail or in the SMS-message on a proposal to update an existing gadget game. Unsuspecting user downloads the application, after which the data on his device become available attackers.

Experts say that alerted Apple about the “hole” Safety in July this year. Despite this, the company has not solved the problem. Virus WireLurker , gained currency in the last week, based on the vulnerability Masque Attacks. Last, according to FireEye, is even more dangerous, as it allows attackers to substitute applications without connecting to the PC USB-port.

Experts recommend that users of the iPhone and iPad to refrain from installing applications, links to which are derived from questionable sources, and use it for official store App Store, and not react to the proposal to install any software on the pop-tabs-party resources.

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