Apple issues statement on YiSpecter malware, says it’s under control
Earlier today, we informed you of a ravaging malware that has been trolling iOS users in Asia for some time now. Well, big Apple has brought forward an official statement to clear the air over the situation, saying the issue has been looked into a long time ago.
In the official statement, Apple said that a fix for the malware was introduced as way back as iOS 8.4 and the iPhone maker claims to have blocked the apps responsible for spreading the malicious epidemic.
“This issue only impacts users on older versions of iOS who have also downloaded malware from untrusted sources. We addressed this specific issue in iOS 8.4 and we have also blocked the identified apps that distribute this malware. We encourage customers to stay current with the latest version of iOS for the latest security updates. We also encourage them to only download from trusted sources like the App Store and pay attention to any warnings as they download apps.”
From our understanding of Apple’s words, devices running on iOS 8.4 and above (including iOS 9, iOS 9.1) are not liable to be infected by the malicious YiSpecter program. Unfortunately, we could’t depict whether Apple has also released a removal tool for fighting the malware in older iOS versions like iOS 8, iOS 7 and others.
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