Apple Masque Bug Comes With Government Warning
The latest bug affecting Apple’s iOS devices is considered important enough to receive warnings from the U.S. government as iPhone and iPad users have been warned to be on high alert for hackers who may be able to exploit a vulnerability in iOS that can allow them access to your personal data.
The Masque bug is reliant on the user having installed a rogue app and then hackers will be able to access their iOS devices by persuading users to install malicious apps with tainted text messages, emails and web links according to cyber security firm FireEye.
Hackers could use a new technique known as the ‘Masque Attack,’ the American government said in an online bulletin from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Teams.
Hacking can be avoided if the users take care and pay attention when downloading apps and ensure that they are downloading from the official Apple App Store or from a very reliable and trusted source.
If installed, the malicious application can then be used to replace genuine, trusted apps that were installed through Apple’s App Store, including email and banking programs, with malicious software through a technique that FireEye has dubbed ‘Masque Attack.’
These cyber are lethal and they can be used to steal personal information such as bank account,email login details and other information that can be very harmful to the user if it ends up in the wrong hands.