Apple ripostes to the Masque Attack

After the US government announced a warning about the vulnerability of iOS to the Masque Attack, where it can emulate and replace existing legitimate apps with malicious ones. 

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Apple sends a statement to iMore. Below is their announcement:

"We designed OS X and iOS with built-in security safeguards to help protect customers and warn them before installing potentially malicious software," an Apple spokesperson told iMore. "We're not aware of any customers that have actually been affected by this attack. We encourage customers to only download from trusted sources like the App Store and to pay attention to any warnings as they download apps. Enterprise users installing custom apps should install apps from their company's secure website."

Just to be safe, do not install any apps outside the Apple Store. Prevention is better than cure which for this one is too late.

The video below describe how Masque attack works:

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