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New Apple iPhone Malware Exploits DRM Mechanism To Spread

posted onMarch 18, 2016
by l33tdawg

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A new family of Apple iOS malware that has begun affecting users in China is another reminder of why it is generally not a good idea to jailbreak your iPhone or to download pirated software from unofficial mobile app stores.

The malware, dubbed AceDeceiver, has grabbed some attention for its ability to infect non-jailbroken iPhones just as easily as it can jailbroken ones.

Security vendor Palo Alto Networks, which reported on the threat this week, describes AceDeceiver as malware that exploits flaws in Apple’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology to install itself without any of the security mechanisms that are normally required.

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