New iOS malware can attack non-jailbroken devices too

Thomas Wellburn
March 16, 2016

The black-hats are at it again and have forged a new strain of iOS malware that spreads via the App Store and can infect non-jailbroken devices.

The virus in question is known as AceDeceiver and affects Apple’s FairPlay Digital Rights Management (DRM) software, convincing it to install malicious applications on your iOS device unbeknownst to the user. This occurs whether your device is jailbroken or not. Aside from a random icon on your homescreen, you’ll be totally unaware anything ever happened… And by that point, it’s already too late anyway.


AceDeceiver represents the first time that hackers have managed to bypass Apple’s code review process and get malicious apps into the App Store. Although Apple has since removed the application from the App Store, it’s still possible for it to spread via the users PC. Chances are, it’s already caught a few people out.

You’ve been warned.

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Via The Register

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