Latest iOS “malware” threat is easy to detect and avoid

Published at CITEworld – 3/12/2012

Security firm Skycure has announced an iOS vulnerability that it claims is the equivalent of “sophisticated malware.” The attack vector relies on creating malicious configuration profiles – the XML files that are used by mobile management suites and Apple Configurator to secure and manage iOS device – and on user’s explicitly authorizing those malicious profiles. What Skycure (and others) failed to acknowledge is that IT departments can already block this attack vector using Apple Configurator and proactively search for malicious profiles across all managed devices using almost any mobile management or security suite.

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