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Cyber Criminals finding new ways to slip malware on to apps for iPhones and iPads

Author: ITS

Posted on Nov 5, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Security

iPhones and iPads may be known for being more secure than Androids, but that doesn’t mean they are 100% safe from security threats.iphone Although Apple has a very strict process that applications must pass before being published to the App Store, cyber criminals are continuously developing new methods to slip through the security cracks. Just recently, CBC reported that developers based in China, were tricked into using malware infected code on apps such as WeChat, CamCard, and WinZip, which also managed to slip through Apple’s screening process. These apps were infected with a malware that steals iCloud passwords and other personal information available on the mobile devices. The apps have been patched to remove the malware since they were discovered. If you have any of these apps, you are urged to uninstall or update to the latest version. It is also recommended to change your iCloud password. For the full story, visit CBC’s article. Protect yourself, protect your stuff, and protect UNB. #UNBarmYourself - visit go.unb.ca/itsecurity .