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YiSpecter Malware Targets iOS Devices

A new and unusual type of malware called YiSpecter that targets iOS devices has been discovered by a cyber-security research firm, and it could prove to be a huge problem for all users. One of the things that makes YiSpecter so unusual and dangerous is that it targets both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices. The other is that it abuses private APIs.

YiSpecter Malware iOS

YiSpecter uses private APIs

Palo Alto Networks uncovered the dangerous malware and called it YiSpecter. According to Claud Xiao, the malware is the first one they've "seen in the wild" that actually abuses private APIs in iOS to "implement malicious functionalities." It's also unusual in the way is hijacks traffic from internet service providers, a Windows SNS worm, offline app installation and community promotion.

The firm reports that many iOS users have reported that their devices were infected with the malware to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), but it...


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