Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Edge Browser To natively Support Dolby Audio
Smartphone Growth Expected to Slow This Year
JEDEC To Support for NVDIMM Hybrid Memory Modules
Microsoft Cortana Coming To Apple and Android Phones
NHK Showcases Latest 8K Super Hi-Vision Technologies
Charter Communications to Merge with Time Warner Cable
SanDisk Releases Z400s SSD for Mainstream PCs And Embedded Applications
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition
Active Discussions
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 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
Apple iOS 9 Could Give New Breath To Your Old iPhone 4, iPad Mini
Apple Posts Photo Of New iPhone
BIOSTAR to Showcase Intel 100 Series Chipset Motherboards at Computex 2015
Apple Releases Software Update For Apple Watch
Apple Updates MacBook Pro, Cuts price On iMac
Apple Planned To Release TV Set Two Years Ago: report
TomTom Extends Digital Maps Agreement With Apple
Appeals court Partially Reverses Apple's Verdict Against Samsung
Apple HomeKit Devices Coming In June
Apple Outlines Environmental Initiatives in China
Ericsson Filed New Suits Against Apple in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands
U.S. To Probe Apple's Beats Music Deal: Bloomberg

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 .