Posted by: David Harley | March 16, 2016


[Added 17th March: commentary by Graham Cluley for Intego. AceDeceiver Malware Can Infect Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices]

John Leyden reports for The Register on a strain of iOS malware that adds a new dimension: AceDeceiver exploits a flaw in Apple’s FairPlay DRM system and can compromise a device that hasn’t been jailbroken, without requiring input from the user, and doesn’t require an enterprise certificate.

New iOS malware targets stock iPhones, spreads via App Store – Bad news. Even worse news if you’re in China…

The Register’s report is based on an article by Claud Xiao for Palo Alto: AceDeceiver: First iOS Trojan Exploiting Apple DRM Design Flaws to Infect Any iOS Device

Further commentary by Apple Insider and MacRumors

David Harley

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