New Malware Called YiSpecter Is Attacking iOS Devices in China And Taiwan

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  1. ronjor

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  3. J_L

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    Wow, quite a bunch of iOS malware is cropping up lately...
     
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    I've seen several Apple fans claim iOS is impervious to malware.
     
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    Sometimes Mac's are easier to invade than Windows :) There was a hack fair where the Mac was invaded in two minutes; Windows Vista in 2 hours; and Linux stood up for the entire weekend. All systems were fully up-to-date.

    One of the problems with Mac's is that, for a lot of times, it's users don't have a choice but to search online for programs, because what's in Apple's repositories won't do the job.

    I don't where I read it but I think Apple is changing that, and so is Windows. They both will have official repositories in the same way that Linux had for over 20 years.
     
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    Yeah signed programs from official repositories is probably one big reason that in the wild Linux doesn't get hacked so often.
     
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    Exactly. Mac and Linux both have similar permissions models.

    Still, IIRC Opera had a serious bug that allowed complete system control if exploited. I wouldn't recommend users to use default Apple browsers, but to use Firefox whenever possible. No FlashPlayer either, and a few security addons just so no script runs by default.
     
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