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

Colin Wilson 2

Re: Ah but......

>> Enterprises are at liberty to install iPhone apps from an OS X computer...

As far as I know, to do this they have to install a provisioning profile on the iPhone - that's signed by an enterprise certificate backed by an Apple provisioning root CA (so no just some self-signed thing). The provisioning profile lets the iPhone run the application that's signed by the developer's certificate backed again by an Apple root CA.

It would be interesting to know if these virus writers have found a way round all that - some Apple bug in iOS or iTunes; or if they've set up a rogue enterprise, had it approved by Apple, and somehow persuaded the users to install their provisioning profile.

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