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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

NumptyScrub

Re: OK so let me get this straight..

This worked by requiring people to jail break their phones and then connect to some dodgy Chinese app store website?

Because I was reading this expecting it to be about software downloaded from the main apple webstore.

No, this requires users to download (infected) software from the Maiyadi App Store for Macs, like a Macbook Air, or the new iMac with 5k screen, or whatever.

It then also infects any iDevice connected to the compromised Mac via USB, so it can potentially compromise any iPhone, iPad and iPod you have as well as your Mac. The iDevices do not have to be jailbroken before they can be compromised.

The moral of this story is that 3rd party vendors can contain compromised software, regardless of the target OS. Caveat emptor, as they say :)

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