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Original Air Date: Aug 10, 2015



Beware Malicious iPhone Apps


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Security researchers have been warning us for some time now that our mobile devices are quickly becoming a very desirable target for hackers.

We all love finding new cool apps and that’s one of the latest attack vectors being used by hackers.

Nothing underscores this more than the recent discovery of at least 11 legitimate looking but malicious iPhone apps used in what are called masque attacks.

These malicious downloads imitate popular apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype and Twitter but allow remote hackers to silently access and monitor just about everything on your iPhone.

This new threat can be used by tricking someone into downloading any of a number of popular apps, so it’s imperative that you pay close attention to the source of any app you install.

Links on social media or email that prompt you to download an app are the most likely ways you’ll come in contact with these scams, so make absolutely sure you only get your apps from the Apple App store.

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