Apple Issues Statement on iOS 'Masque Attack'

Apple Issues Statement on iOS 'Masque Attack'

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Following an alert from the U.S. government, Apple has issued a statement on 'Masque Attack', a hacking technique that exploits a vulnerability in iOS and allows an attacker to substitute malware for a legitimate app.

Apple told iMore:

"We designed OS X and iOS with built-in security safeguards to help protect customers and warn them before installing potentially malicious software," an Apple spokesperson told iMore. "We're not aware of any customers that have actually been affected by this attack. We encourage customers to only download from trusted sources like the App Store and to pay attention to any warnings as they download apps. Enterprise users installing custom apps should install apps from their company's secure website."

The company also posted a knowledge base article which warns users not to install apps from Untrusted Developers.

If you download an app and see an alert that identifies it as coming from an “Untrusted App Developer,” tap Don't Trust and delete the app from your device.

Never install apps from third-party websites or links you don't recognize and trust, even if the app name seems familiar.


You can learn more about how Masque Attack works here. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


Apple Issues Statement on iOS 'Masque Attack'
Applefan2014 - November 16, 2014 at 10:17pm
What apps do I need to watch out for?? And r all the apps safe 2 download
Archie134 - November 15, 2014 at 6:01am
It's a shame that we can't use this as a forum to inform instead of all of the childish remarks.
IPink - November 15, 2014 at 3:50pm
Really cry babe ? Then simply get outa here. lol
Vic - November 14, 2014 at 7:04pm
Anyone complaining here doesn't have an iPhone. Period lol.
sHoved - November 14, 2014 at 8:55pm
And plain jealous!
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