As we wrote yesterday (Nov. 6), WireLurker is the first piece of working iOS malware ever found in the wild. It's got a name like a comic-book supervillain, and like a supervillain, WireLurker turns out to have been up to no good longer than we'd thought.
Apparently, WireLurker initially targeted Windows computers in a failed attempt to infect iOS devices that connected to those PCs. Later, its creators retooled WireLurker to run on Macs and successfully infect non-jailbroken iPhones. Apple has blocked a crucial part of the process WireLurker uses to spread to iOS devices, but that doesn't mean the WireLurker menace is contained just yet.
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