A great story from a great writer and technology expert. Scott Matteson explains the WireLurker threat and provides some good advice for keeping clear of it and other juice-jacking threats. One of my favorite tech blog authors – especially on Mobility-tech, this is a great read. Be sure to check out the full article. —Stuart
By Scott Matteson | Full article on TechRepublic.com on November 14, 2014
The Wirelurker threat to iOS devices
Takeaway: Wirelurker malware hit iOS devices earlier this month. Find out what happened, what Apple did about it, and what to be aware of.
It’s simply a fact of life nowadays that every operating system, application or possibly even hardware component could be subject to vulnerabilities and security threats, whether known or unknown. Apple’s turn on the merry-go-round came up last week thanks to an outburst of malware called Wirelurker.
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