Saturday, June 20, 2015

Zero-Day Exploits for Stealing OS X and iOS Passwords

I think you'll agree with me when I say: Apple devices are often considered to be more safe and secure than other devices that run on platforms like Windows and Android, but a recent study will make you think twice before making this statement.

A group of security researchers have uncovered potentially deadly zero-day vulnerabilities in both iOS and OS X operating systems that could put iPhone/iPad or Mac owners at a high risk of cyber attacks.

Researchers have created and published a malicious app on the App Store that was able to siphon users’ personal data from the password storing Keychain in Apple's OS X, as well as steal passwords from iCloud, banking and email accounts.

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