New 'WireLurker' malware targets Chinese Apple users, hops from OS X to iOS via USB

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  • Reply 61 of 67
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post





    Should it be able to load anything without your permission? Seems like a foot in the door. if Apple can do so I would think they'll chop off the toes sooner rather than later and eliminate the exploit.

     

    No, and it doesn't.

     

    If your phone is not jailbroken, you must accept the Enterprise certificate on your device first.  If you don't accept the enterprise certificate, the comic book bloatware will not load.  You cannot run an enterprise application without the enterprise certificate.  You simply say 'no' to the certificate popup.

     

    If your device is jailbroken, you aren't protected by this.  

  • Reply 62 of 67
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,001member
    That isn't the research paper, that is the summary genius.  

    Then would you kindly post a link.
  • Reply 63 of 67
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Then would you kindly post a link.

     

    http://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2014/11/wirelurker-new-era-os-x-ios-malware/

     

    Scroll down to 'download', click 'here', read.  If you aren't in the mobile business, you may not have an account.

     

    Instead, read this.

     

    http://www.imore.com/heres-why-most-us-dont-have-worry-about-wirelurker-malware

     

    It is worth noting that Apple has already pulled the enterprise certificate.  If you have a non-jailbroken device, you won't even get the comic book bloatware anymore.  There is 0% vulnerability for non-jailbroken devices now.  

  • Reply 64 of 67
    ChargeDefense invented a product called the Juice-Jack Defender. They guarantee that it will block indentity theft and malware (including WireLurker) when charging any mobile device by USB. www.chargedefense.com
  • Reply 65 of 67
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,001member
    http://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2014/11/wirelurker-new-era-os-x-ios-malware/

    Scroll down to 'download', click 'here', read.  If you aren't in the mobile business, you may not have an account.

    Instead, read this.

    http://www.imore.com/heres-why-most-us-dont-have-worry-about-wirelurker-malware

    It is worth noting that Apple has already pulled the enterprise certificate.  If you have a non-jailbroken device, you won't even get the comic book bloatware anymore.  There is 0% vulnerability for non-jailbroken devices now.  

    Can't view it. To avoid misunderstandings in the future either post a link, or copy and paste text if your going to comment on that data, and yes it does seem like you're correct. I was mistaken due to the limited information at my disposal.
  • Reply 66 of 67

    Whether it's a malware or a virus, I believe Apple has already find a fix for this

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