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New Spyware in iOS Devices


An app on Apple’s app store exploited a loophole that was found in the iOS enterprise certificate to upload a spyware disguised as a normal app. The app is called Assistenza SIM and was discovered to collect a user’s information, such as contacts, photos, videos, and more. In addition to this, the app had the ability to listen to and record all of the phone calls that a user makes on their phone.


Previously, this spyware was discovered on Android under a different name but was swiftly removed after being exposed. Unfortunately, hundreds of people downloaded this app because they did not know that it was dangerous. Apple is currently working to remove the app as fast as they can.


When the app was discovered on Android, it was able to steal information from other apps, as well as contacts, photos, videos, and other things, but it has not been confirmed yet if it has the ability to do that on iOS. Some of the apps that the information was stolen from include Gmail, Facebook, WeChat, Whatsapp, and many others. In the end, Google worked with another company called Lookout to remove the spyware from their Play Store.

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