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Apple iOS devices Hit by New Malware in China

A huge number of Apple iOS devices in China have been hit by a new malware known as WireLurker. The new malware  affects mobile devices through repackaged applications for Mac OS X.
The malware basically infects devices which have been used to doanload softwares from the local OS X marketplace known as Maiyadi App Store. There are over 450 OS X apps infected by the malware and they have already been download over 350,000 times, which makes it even harder to control.

The malware enters devices connected through USB on the OS X machines. Once it infects, it will regularly request updates and steals information which it updates to the attackers servers

The researchers who discovered the malware recommend that users don’t install Mac software from any third-party stores. They are also suppost to Set their Mac app restrictions to prevent installation of unknown third-party software is also essential.

Users should also avoid connecting their iOS devices with untrusted accessories or computers. Jailbreaking the  iOS devices should also be avoided.

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