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Apple iPhones and iPads vulnerable to fake app attack
Apple iPhones and iPads vulnerable to fake app attack

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a bug in Apple’s iOS that enables hackers to install fake applications on the iPhone and the iPad and steal sensitive data. The malware replaces a legitimate application by tricking users into installing it. The fake app downloads automatically when the user opens a text message, email or a link, California mobile security firm FireEye said Monday. All Apple-certified applications can be replaced with fake ones, except for pre-installed apps such as Safari, as long as the hacker's program has the same file name as the Apple-certified app. In a video example of this “masque attack,” the attacker sends a text message with a...

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