Watch Out For This Frighteningly Smart Malware That’s Infected Over 75,000 Jailbroken IPhones
By Clip Syndicate
The malware protection that comes with Apple’s walled-off garden is only so good as long as you stay in that confined space, as otherwise hackers will be able to attack you with malicious programs. Specifically, jailbroken iPhones, which can install any iOS app whether it’s approved by Apple or not, are obviously susceptible to malware attacks, and a Virus Bulletin advisory notice details one such malicious program that has infected at least 75,000 iOS devices to date.This particular malware app doesn’t go after personal information and doesn’t try to steal money from the user of the device. Instead, it has a different target for its attacks: The online ads that appear in various free-to-download applications. Thus, even though it appears to be harmless, the malware does plenty of damage.