We have created a proof-of-concept “monitoring” app on non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x devices. This “monitoring” app can record all the user touch/press events in the background, including, touches on the screen, home button press, volume button press and TouchID press, and then this app can send all user events to any remote server, as shown in Fig.1. Potential attackers can use such information to reconstruct every character the victim inputs.
via Background Monitoring on Non-Jailbroken iOS 7 Devices — and a Mitigation | FireEye Blog.
Before Apple fixes this issue, the only way for iOS users to avoid this security risk is to use the iOS task manager to stop the apps from running in the background to prevent potential background monitoring.
Yikes! This might be a problem for android devices as well. I have noticed that since a device stays on 24/7 resident apps can build up in the background because even though you think you closed an app it sometimes doesn’t actually close as in terminate until its icon is touched to activate. The proof of concept above got this “keylogger” through Apple’s App Store which is pretty remarkable.
Once the charger is plugged in and the user inputs their PIN code, the charger silently and invisibly removes the target app, in this case the official Facebook app. It then replaces it – in exactly the same position on your iPhone/iPad homescreen – with what looks like a perfect replacement.
In actual fact this is malware and once you launch it, your phone/tablet has been compromised. This malware could be used to capture passwords, take screenshots, access your contacts, messages and phone calls, or even make premium rate calls.
via iPhone Hacked in Under 60 Seconds Using Malicious Charger – IBTimes UK.
An untethered jailbreak means users can install it on their device once and for all. They don’t have to worry about a dead battery or restart requiring them to hook up to a computer and jailbreak the device again.
via Untethered iOS 6.1 evasi0n jailbreak arrives for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices – The Next Web.
If you ever need to do this this article would be a good place to start your journey.
While Facebook for Android may have more absolute users than its iPhone counterpart, the iPhone has a much better penetration rate. Facebook’s native app is actively used by 73.6% of the estimated 200 million iPhone install base. Only 35% of the estimated 550M Android install base see monthly usage of Facebook’s native app. This may be in part due to the popularity of Android in China where Facebook is blocked. However, it may also show Facebook’s lagging penetration in emerging markets like India where Androids are common.
via Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed: 192M Android, 147M iPhone, 48M iPad, 56M Messenger | TechCrunch.
But the petition was denied after authorities found that iFone – a provider of software for call centers – had registered its trade name in Mexico in 2003, four years before Apple did.
The Mexican firm later filed a countersuit for damages and to block Apple from selling its flagship smartphone product in Mexico.
via Apple loses iPhone case in Mexico | Fox News Latino.