So far we usually have news of Android Malware with in few months and new story of Android Malware pops up which generate the worry among the Android users regarding the malware. Apple iOS is known for non-malware Operating System but recent news indicates Apple iOS is not safe from Malware anymore because iOS has malware of its own for those end users who installed 3rd party Application store in China.
This malware is named as WireLurker and it’s quite powerful because it’s the only malware known which can taint those device iOS which are even not Jailbroken. As per early details, there could be hundreds of thousands of devices which are infected with this malicious software.
This Bug is spread above USB. In China WireLurker is mostly spread through Maiyadi App Store which is used to load Apps on iOS devices via the Mac operating system. This bug is pretty dangerous because without downloading any extra thing it will turn the other Apps and programs into malware as well.
Initial reports indicated infected apps are downloaded nearly 350,000 times. If you want to check whether you iOS device is affected with WireLurker or not, researchers of Palo Alto Networks builded the software to detect the affected WireLurker devices.
If you want to avoid these malwares don’t use 3rd part App stores for downloading Apps. Avoid using USB chargers from not known source. By avoiding these things, you won’t have to worry about malicious software.
Malware detecting Software: Palo Alto Networks