Saturday, January 24, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony Postpones Earnings Announcement
January Windows 10 Build Released Through The Windows Insider Program
Flexible Computers Are Stil Away From Reality
China Denies Microsoft Outlook Hacking Allegations
A Look at Microsoft's New Spartan Browser
JOLED Joint Venture Company Established
Samsung Engineers Develop Wearable Sensor for Stroke Detection
Skype To Be Part Of Windows 10
Active Discussions
HELP!!!
full screen wide screen
UDF errors
Hi
The Simplest Way to Download KODAK HERO 7.1 Driver
About the restriction problem of chapter quantity in DVD
Booktype utilities for LiteON and OEM DVD Recorders
downgrade a nero vision 5 project to nero vision 2
 Home > News > Mobiles > Researc...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Researchers Discover New Security Flaw For iOS


A new iOS flaw has been discovered, which could allow hackers to record keystrokes made on an Apple device no matter if its jailbroken or not.

FireEye mobile security researchers have discovered a background monitoring app vulnerability, and found approaches to bypass Apple's app review process and exploit non-jailbroken iOS 7 successfully.

The researchers have created a proof-of-concept "monitoring" app on non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x devices. This "monitoring" app can record all the user touch/press events in the background, including, touches on the screen, home button press, volume button press and TouchID press, and then this app can send all user events to any remote server. Potential attackers could use such information to reconstruct every character the victim inputs.

The researchers demoed the exploit on the latest 7.0.4 version of iOS system on a non-jailbroken iPhone 5s device, but they have also verified that the same vulnerability exists in iOS versions 7.0.5, 7.0.6 and 6.1.x.

iOS7 provides settings for "background app refresh". Disabling unnecessary app's background refreshing contributes to preventing the potential background monitoring. However, the researchers say that it can be bypassed. For example, an app can play music in the background without turning on its "background app refresh" switch. Thus a malicious app can disguise itself as a music app to conduct background monitoring.

"Before Apple fixes this issue, the only way for iOS users to avoid this security risk is to use the iOS task manager to stop the apps from running in the background to prevent potential background monitoring," the researchers said." iOS7 users can press the Home button twice to enter the task manager and see preview screens of apps opened, and then swipe an app up and out of preview to disable unnecessary or suspicious applications running on the background."




Previous
Next
Verbatim To Showcase Smartphone and Tablet Accessories at CeBIT        All News        ZTE Launches 4K p60 Ultra HD Set Top Box
Qualcomm and Deutsche Telekom Collaborate on LTE Direct Operator Trial     Mobiles News      BlackBerry To Offer New Mobile Device Management Tool, New Smartphones

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Samsung and Apple Together Consumed 17 Percent of Total Semiconductor Demand in 2014
Samsung Led The Smartphone Market in 2014, TrendForce Reports
Apple May Use Its Own Chips In Future Macs
Apple, Ericsson In Courts Over LTE Patents
Apple, Google To End Lawsuit Over Poaching
Apple May Take On GoPro With Action Cameras
Quanta Accelerates Production Of New 12-inch MacBook Air
Apple Patent Describes Flexible iPhone Concept
Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Apple Sued Over Limited Storage Space
Apple Offers Automated Security Update to Macs
Apple Responds To BBC's Allegations Over Working Conditions In Chinese Factory

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .