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Computer Security No 26: iPhones Can Be Hacked
Corporate Computer Security
- iPhones Can Be Hacked By Opening a PDF, JPEG image or Font File
WARNING!!: iPhone users who failed to update their devices to Apple's latest iOS 10.1 release for iPhone and iPad may get their device hacked!
Apple's iOS 10.1 contains an important security patch which prevents hackers from hijacking your iPhone or your iPad remotely.
Using this terrible flaw, hackers can basically take over your device by remote. All they have to do is to convince you to click on a cleverly designed piece of malware, which may look as innocent as a PDF, JPEG and/or a font file.
You can get the respective malware while cruising a website or via an infected email message, the possibilities are endless. Upon clicking the respective piece of malware, a malicious code is executed on your Apple device, allowing the hacker to take full control over your iPhone or iPad.
To read the article:
YOUR HARD DRIVE WILL BE DELETED!
Symantec warns that scams are increasingly more complex.
"These scams remain one of the major and evolving forces in the computer security landscape. Between January 1 and April 30 this year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 3,668 complaints related to tech support scams, which amounted to adjusted losses of almost US$2.27m."
Recently the company noticed a new feature in tech support scams: code obfuscators.
You can get a message like this if you visit compromised websites.
To read more (technical stuff though)...go to:
Enquire at:- firstname.lastname@example.org
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