blog post: a new kind of malware for ios?

today I read an interesting blog article. I’ll link to it below so you can read it for yourself, but basically someone built a charger to install militias software on the iOS device when a charger is plugged in to the iOS device. Frankly I’m a bit scaptel but this proves that we need to watch out and for now only use chargers from apple and griffin technologies. Here is an excerpt from the blog.

“This approach uses a charger that looks like a standard charger, but has malicious software on it. When an iOS device is plugged into the charger, an attacker can bypass iOS defense mechanisms and compromise a device within one minute of it being plugged in. ”

So even though I’m skeptical, I urge those of you that are not to be very very careful!

Modified iPhone charger installs malware | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog: “”

Author: Sarah Alawami

licenced amature radio operator, loves to read and sing.

  • All I have to say is, be very careful! RT @tffppodcast: a new kind of malware for ios? – http://t.co/xRuYq9iHZi

  • RT @marrie1: All I have to say is, be very careful! RT @tffppodcast: a new kind of malware for ios? – http://t.co/xRuYq9iHZi

    • Thansk for spreading the word about this. it’s amazing what red hat or what ever they are called can do. I’m not familiar with the name red hat but I’ve heard of them in several articles and news letters I read.