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

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By: ginasilvertree

July 17, 2016

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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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