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iOS Does Exist (list of ALL the existing iOS malware to date)
Fortinet Security Research Threat Landscape and Analysis ^ | June 9 2014 | Axelle Apvrille The Crypto Girl

Posted on 06/17/2014 12:37:31 AM PDT by Swordmaker

iOS Malware Does Exist

With our FortiGuard Labs reporting that 96.5% of all mobile malware is Android based it would be easy to see why someone might opt for an iPhone. But, users beware. Don’t write off iOS as the secure alternative to Android just yet! Despite, Android malware being nearly an epidemic, or as Tim Cook referenced, “a toxic hellstew”, iOS is not immune.

Before somebody asks me (again) whether there are any iOS malware or not, I decided to consolidate the information for you. Hope this helps you, and keeps your (i-) phones secure :)

(I have marked the malware that might have at one time in the past infected an un-jailbroken iPhone iPod touch, or iPad in red—Swordmaker)

Name Discovery date Presumed origin iOS Devices Type
iOS/Trapsms.A!tr.spy June 2009 Russia? Jailbroken SMS Forwarder
Spy/MobileSpy!iPhoneOS Aug 2009 USA Jailbroken Spyware
iOS/Eeki.A!worm Nov 2009 Australia (Ashley Towns) Jailbroken Worm Proof of Concept
iOS/Eeki.B!worm Nov 2009 The Netherlands Jailbroken Mobile banking malware
iOS/Toires.A!tr.spy Nov 2009 Switzerland (Nicolas Seriot) Any (jailbroken or not) Rogue application - Proof Of Concept
Adware/LBTM!iOS Sep 2010 France Any (jailbroken or not) - Was found (and removed) in the official AppStore Call premium phone number
Spy/iKeyGuard!iPhoneOS Apr 2011 Czech Rep. Jailbroken Keylogger
iOS/FindCall.A!tr.spy July 2012 Russia? Any (jailbroken or not) - Was found (and removed) in the official AppStore Privacy trojan
Riskware/Killmob!iOS July 2013 USA Jailbroken Spyware
iOS/AdThief.A!tr Mar 2014 China Jailbroken Ad revenue hijacking
iOS/SSLCreds.A!tr.pws Apr 2014 China Jailbroken Password stealer

So:

– the Crypto Girl


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; ios; jailbroken; malware
Only two of these worked in the wild all iOS iPhones and were actually found on the app store and were removed, and the vulnerabilities they exploited have long since been closed. One could possibly have worked on all iOS devices, but it was a "Proof of Concept" that was never released into the wild and its vulnerability has also been closed after its author notified Apple. That makes exactly three that could be considered true iOS malware. . . the rest only work on jailbroken iPhones or iPads.
1 posted on 06/17/2014 12:37:32 AM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: Swordmaker

PLEASE NOTE! THIS DATA COMES FROM A COMPUTER SECURITY COMPANY THAT IS, OF COURSE, INTERESTED IN SELLING ITS SECURITY PRODUCT. DO NOT BUY. THIS WAS POSTED PURELY FOR THE DATA INTEREST.

To remove any malware from an iPhone simply delete the app. . . or restore the iOS device to factory settings and re-download your free and purchased apps. . . or/and restore your iDevice from your computer except for the offending app. If you have backed up your iDevice to the cloud, your data will be restored automatically. Apps need to be redownloaded.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 12:44:46 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: ShadowAce

Ping for the tech list


3 posted on 06/17/2014 12:51:36 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Swordmaker

Why anybody would jailbreak there devise is beyond me.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 1:00:37 AM PDT by amigatec (The only change you will see in the next four years will be what's in your pocket.)
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To: Swordmaker

Two that are known. The malware typically is out there for awhile before it is detected and removed.

I think your odds of getting malware on an iPhone are pretty slim, even slimmer on a Windows Phone.

Android is another matter.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 1:03:42 AM PDT by Scutter
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Malware does (NOT!) exist for iOS—at least not currently that will effect a non-jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Here's a list of ALL the malware that has EVER existed for iOS, jailbroken and NOT jailbroken —PING!


Apple iOS iMalware Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

7 posted on 06/17/2014 1:07:11 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Scutter
Two that are known. The malware typically is out there for awhile before it is detected and removed.

I think your odds of getting malware on an iPhone are pretty slim, even slimmer on a Windows Phone.

True to both statements. However, with the curated Apple App store, finding any malicious app is much easier than in the Android world. . . and getting one on the store has become far harder than it was even two years ago when the last one was snuck in. . . which lasted all of two days before it was discovered.

Windows Phone 8 has far fewer developers (most of which Microsoft is paying) and while they are emulating Apple's curated app store approach, it remains to be seen if they will be as good at it, coming out of an "open" Windows environment. I think they have learned their lesson. Their previous attempts suffered from malware attacks. Right now, so far, there has only been one of proof of concept that was viable for Windows Phone 8. However, in fair turn-about, since Microsoft has only about 3% of the smartphone market, they can be truly be said to be protected by "Security by Obscurity." GRIN.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 1:33:26 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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Putting my ignorance on display...what is the meaning of jailbroken?


10 posted on 06/17/2014 4:31:50 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: amigatec
Why anybody would jailbreak there devise is beyond me.

The sight has an explanation. You'll see it their.

11 posted on 06/17/2014 5:00:58 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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12 posted on 06/17/2014 5:27:29 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
The sight has an explanation. You'll see it their.

Nice.

13 posted on 06/17/2014 11:24:39 AM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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Apple is blowing it. My sister wanted a smartFone but found it too hard to read the internet on the normal size ones ones. She got a Samsung Note 3 w 5.7” screen and is very happy. Women can put these in their handbags. Obviously...no iPhone option for this size. Apple loses out.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 1:06:56 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PoloSec

Jailbroken - means someone has taken some means to partially boot a device (iPhone in this case) and has inserted a piece of software that bypasses the intended function of the Operating System.

This bypass can be used to activate features that are not included in your cellphone plan (such as hotspotting) or adding “features” that are not included in your normal iOS (such as alternative fonts, pirated software, or other such personal “tweak” you may want (such as customized display when your phone is locked).


15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:45:26 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Swordmaker

http://betanews.com/2014/06/17/android-smartphones-shipping-from-factory-with-malware/


16 posted on 06/18/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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