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A new threat for apple mobile users XAgent spyware app

Author: ITS

Posted on Feb 18, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Announcements , Our Community

Are you still running an old iOS on your iPhone or iPad? Now might be the best time to update.orangevirusicon

A new spyware threat is hitting iPhone and iPad users that greatly affects devices that are running an iOS older than version 8.

If XAgent is accidentally installed on your device, it can collect text messages, geo location, contact lists, information on other installed apps, and much more. The scariest part is that it can even record audio using a device’s built-in microphone.

How do you prevent this spyware from getting on your device?

Avoid clicking any suspicious links, and if you are prompted to install an app that you are not familiar with, don’t install it!

For tips and tricks to help you protect your devices from malware, visit UNB Safe Computing .