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Fraud campaign installs rogue app on non-jailbroken iPhones

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jun 3, 2015.

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    Cybercriminals in Japan are targeting iPhone users with an online scam that tricks them into installing a malicious application when they attempt to view porn videos.

    This type of attack, known as one-click fraud, is not new and has been used for years against Windows, Mac and Android users. However, what’s interesting in this particular case is that it works even against non-jailbroken iPhones.

    Apple tightly controls how iOS apps are distributed to users by forcing developers to publish them on the official App Store where they are subject to Apple’s review procedures. However, there are exceptions to this rule in the form of special development programs for which participants have to pay extra.

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