With the huge amount of news coverage on the latest iOS security compromises, Apple has warned that these viruses have only targeted jailbroken iOS devices. But just recently, Palo Alto Networks has identified a newer type of iOS malware, known as – YiSpecter.
Because of YiSPecter’s lethal ability to affect both stock and jailbroken Apple devices, one would question if iOS is safe to use at the moment. Especially considering that many current iOS 9 users would hate to lose control of their devices due to this bug. But Apple has responded to the breaking news of the YiSpecter malware by stating that this vulnerability code has already been blocked a while back with iOS 8.4 update. They stated that the only devices that could be compromised are the one’s that have downloaded apps that come from “untrusted sources” (meaning that they were downloaded outside of the App Store). Apple also states that if you check and install your updates often, then you should have no problems with these type of bugs.
Such a gesture should make all new iPhone users and buyers that much more secure, knowing that their information and devices are well protected.