This is why the world is in trouble. The headline is sensationalist and over the top and it came from Reuters. “U.S. government warns on bug in Apple’s iOS software,”
The reality? A little different.
The network security company, FireEye Inc, disclosed the vulnerability behind the “Masque Attack” earlier this week, saying it had been exploited to launch a campaign dubbed “WireLurker” and that more attacks could follow.
Old news from China for iPhone and iPad users who jailbreak their phones and install non-App Store apps.
There was the potential for hacks using a newly identified technique known as the “Masque Attack,” the government said in an online bulletin from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Teams.
So it wasn’t really a government warning at all. A government agency merely repeated FireEye’s disclosure.
We designed OS X and iOS with built-in security safeguards to help protect customers and warn them before installing potentially malicious software. We’re not aware of any customers that have actually been affected by this attack
So, much ado over not much, but lots of fear mongering.