Sunday’s Cyber Security Fact: Apple iOS Users Face More Risk (July 17, 2016)

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Sunday’s Cyber Security Fact: Apple iOS Users Face More Risk (July 17, 2016)

Published: July 17, 2016 | By: ginasilvertree | Views: 2204
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“Thanks to Apple’s tight control over its app store and operating system, threats to iPhones and iPads have been infrequent and limited in scale. This changed in 2015.
  • In 2015, [Symantec] identified nine new iOS threat families,compared to four in total previously.
  • Bootlegged developer software, known as XcodeGhost, infected as many as 4,000 apps.
  • TheYiSpecter malware bypassed the app store altogether by using the enterprise app provisioning framework.
  • Researchers found Youmi embedded in 256 iOS apps. This software is used in apps to display advertising, but alsosends personal information to a remote location without
  • users’ consent.
  • Vulnerabilities in Apple’s AirDrop wireless file transfer system could allow an attacker to install malware on anApple device.”
– Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report – VOLUME 21, APRIL 201
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6 Comments
  1. the Attackers cibles Android more then IOS !

    if they gather their arms against ios you will put the points on letters !

  2. As far as user control iOS is more locked down were as Android lets you do much much more and is more open to devs (basically anyone) to upload their own app. Yes Apple is a bit more restricted but if you brush the playstore/app store aside and focus on the security of both devices id say both are pretty secure with facial recognition, iris scanner, finger print scanners, pincodes, ect their pretty much locked down if you use a secure method. But it is noted that I am always hearing different stories about Android having new vulnerabilities leaked each month were iOS isnt.

  3. Apple still vet all the Apps on its App store and dont allow 3rd Parties free reign like Android does!

  4. Interesting…. I just switched from the android world back to ios. I am wondering which is more secure platform. I know apple devices by default encrypt there devices. Where as androids you had to do it manually. I always liked the fact that when installing or using a app on ios it would ask your for permission to use your device. Unlike the earlier versions of droid where you had to accept whatever the app was asking for.

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