November 17, 2014 •
Users of Apple’s iOS (smartphone and tablet) and OS X (Mac) devices have traditionally thought of themselves as being fairly immune from viruses, Trojans and other infections and attacks. The past week’s flurry of articles on WireLurker (and the related Masque attack) called that assumption into question for many, however. Of course many of the articles adopted a very sensationalist tone, yet the question remains: How worried should you be?
You’re very unlikely to get hit with WireLurker itself, but it represents a new breed of malware with some fairly scary capabilities. You can see a very interesting demo of the Masque attack on YouTube.
Apple users—especially those that use their devices to process, store, or transmit payment card data—should be aware that no technology is 100% secure and always take common sense precautions:
Check out “5 Steps Before Using a Mobile Device Before Accepting Credit Cards.”
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