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Subject:  Malware infected iOS and Android... Date:  4/8/2019  1:19 PM
Author:  awlabrador Number:  71503 of 72138

Interesting, at least to me:

It’s not clear how many iPhones were infected by the iOS apps. The iOS variant isn’t as sophisticated as Exodus was. Unlike Exodus, the iOS version wasn’t observed to use exploits. Instead, it relied on documented programming interfaces. It was nonetheless able to exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data including:...

So far, the Ars Technica article notes that the iPhone infections were spread as apps distributed through Italian and Turkmenistan phishing sites masquerading as local carrier pages. As with modern and apparently state-sponsored malware platforms infecting computers (including Macs), these Android and iOS platforms are multi-stage packages that are -- initially, at least -- targeted. Well, maybe not if they're distributed via a phishing site.

The article notes that Apple has since revoked the Enterprise certificate that allowed the initial insertion onto iPhones, and the article notes some signs that an iPhone might be infected, so keep an eye out, maybe especially if you're traveling abroad.

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