Beware: a security hole in non-jailbroken iOS devices allows apps to "keylog" you
FireEye explains that they have developed a "monitoring app", which takes advantage of both the multitasking and the "background app refresh" features of iOS. Once started, the app disguises itself as, say, a music app. This prevents the system from suspending the malicious software, which collects all user events and sends them to a remote server.
Fortunately, users can thwart any event monitoring by opening the iOS task manager and manually closing any suspicious apps that are running on their device. FireEye also claims that it's cooperating with Apple on the issue.
Hopefully, a fix for the security breach will be implemented into the upcoming version 7.1 of the iOS mobile platform.
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A touch input log of an iOS device
1. blingblingthing (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
Bu bu bu none of the million apps on the app store are viruses / Trojans / sarcasm .
Seriously, I'm tired of reading this and some apple fan telling me android apps need anti virus software.
2. Finalflash (Posts: 1441; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Then stop listening to them, only the idiotic ones even claim that any more. If you aren't a complete idiot you'll know how to manage your exposure on any platform.
6. blingblingthing (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
I like to listen to them and then mention these articles. You really think with 1 million apps on the store, none are malicious?
8. Ashoaib (Posts: 1213; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
So called secure OS over andriod... this report proves security is not the measure of ranking for ios
3. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
This comes just after apple released patchwork for the SSL vulnerability , i wonder how safe ios now really is
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
There would seem to be a number of undisclosed zero-day hacks, given the services advertised by white-hat hackers for government agencies.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7361; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I updated my iPad Mini because of a security flaw.. Damn it Apple.
7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Magic 8-Ball says another update is in your future.