This breach allows an attacker to use an apparently innocuous application to download and execute potentially malicious code on the victim mobile device.
According to a report by ComScore, iOS is the worldâ€™s most popular operating system in the tablet/mobile segment with a market share of about 27%. iOS is in the cyber-criminalsâ€™ crosshair. And, in the light of Millerâ€™s research, it seems that wither blacklisting, or whitelisting canâ€™t offer total protection: an idea that iOS users are confident in.
This incident reveals that any application that communicates with the Internet can be a source of infection, regardless of how safe it has been rated at a specific time.Â In more than 10 years of existence, Bitdefender has offered security solutions that rapidly adapt to the e-threat landscape. We witnessed rudimentary malware morphing into advanced tools of cyber-crime that called for advanced heuristics and filtering mechanisms. In a moment where most users rely on mobile devices to stay permanently connected, there are two alternatives to keep them safe. One would be to limit the way they interact with the Internet, which defeats the purpose of mobile devices. The other alternative involves adding anti-malware technologies, as they can not only identify existing e-threats, but also intercept and block the execution of potentially unsafe code based on advanced detection algorithms.
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