Posted by: David Harley | November 6, 2014

WireLurker – my last word (maybe)

I notice that it’s being stated in several places that this is the first malware that affects non-jailbroken iGadgets. It may be the first on this scale, but it’s not the first ever. I don’t usually track individual malicious programs myself, even on iOS, but earlier this year (in June) Axelle Apvrille noted for Fortinet that out of 11 iOS-targeting programs she listed, three did not rely on jailbreaking. She said at the time:

  • Yes, malware for iOS exist.
  • Yes, there are far less than on Android.
  • No, they don’t concern only jailbroken phones.
  • Yes, some were found (and removed) in the AppStore.

You might or might not want to argue about the relative importance of these examples of malware, but I’m now resuming my very brief vacation time, so don’t expect me to debate it right now. 🙂

David Harley


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