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Anonymous
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Tech News : Apple malware affects mostly Chinese users.

Headline : Apple malware affects mostly Chinese users.

 

 

Excerpt from the Link "New malware targeting Apple products is mostly affecting Chinese users, warned an online security researcher.

US based Palo Alto Networks said "WireLurker" which is infecting Apple's desktop and mobile operating systems appears to have originated in China and is mostly infecting devices there."

 

"The malware spreads through apps uploaded from a third-party store and can steal information."

 

 

My thoughts :

 

It is rare to hear of OS X and iOS being affected this way due to Apples sand boxing of its platforms ,so this will be interesting to keep watching. The thing to note is the malware spreads through a third party source so sticking to the App Store from Apple is the way to go for these Chinese end users would be the best course of action !

 

Source : BBC News.

 

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Anonymous
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Re: Tech News : Apple malware affects mostly Chinese users.

Apples Statement

"Apple has issued a brief statement.
"We are aware of malicious software available from a download site aimed at users in China, and we've blocked the identified apps to prevent them from launching," it said.
"As always, we recommend that users download and install software from trusted sources."
Anonymous
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Re: Tech News : Apple malware affects mostly Chinese users.

A recent update from Apple.

"Apple now blocking apps infected with WireLurker malware"

Source : idownloadblog

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/11/06/apple-blocking-wirelurker/