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Apple Issues Statement on iOS 'Masque Attack'

Apple Issues Statement on iOS 'Masque Attack'

Posted November 14, 2014 at 7:57am by iClarified
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, or RSS for updates.

Apple Issues Statement on iOS 'Masque Attack'
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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
iHA69 - November 14, 2014 at 7:04pm
Anyone complaining here doesn't have an iPhone. Period lol.
gamerscul9870 - November 14, 2014 at 8:55pm
And plain jealous!
jos1 - November 14, 2014 at 4:14pm
Always have an excuse always has something to blame(3rd party apps), they never accept their fault. Just like their followers think what they have just bought is the fastest or most user friendly product ever, only to be re-sold the same product, with a few minor tweaks, later with the same rhetoric and complete disregard for reality. 
eXiOwner - November 15, 2014 at 3:54pm
You are as good as your beloved pink CEO Tim crook
Xmodgames_user - November 14, 2014 at 2:20pm
Im using xmodgames should I be worried? They are always pushing me to update and install their updates.
Simon says
Simon says - November 14, 2014 at 2:55pm
You will be fine with that, just make sure you install from trusted well known repo's
Ren - November 14, 2014 at 9:14am
Apple now copying Windows blue screen of death, virus and malware. Shame.
gamerscul9870 - November 14, 2014 at 3:12pm
Trolls blaming myths that don't even get involved with Apple and assuming Apple made the viruses! Real shame here!
odedoo1 - November 16, 2014 at 7:34am
Actually it's not a myth but it's not a virus or a firmware problem, I've seen the blue screen a few times at my Lab and it's always after the iPhone fell hard with a broken screen, also it only happens to iPhones with a fingerprint sensor, I don't know if even Apple know why it's happening but they say that it got something to do with the security, like if someone tries to change parts on a stolen phone. Usually it's not a problem and goes away after I replace the screen and restore but one broken iPhone 5S I couldn't fix also 3 other Labs couldn't find the source of the problem and I had to give it back to the customer with the blue screen.
Applefan2014 - November 16, 2014 at 10:19pm
What do u mean
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