AdThief (or Spad) is the name of a recently discovered iOS malware that has managed to infect some 75,000 jailbroken iOS devices and steal revenue from around 22 million ads in a period that spanned a little over four months.
FinSpyMobile, the mobile spying software sold by German company Gamma Group, can't be installed on iPhones that have not been jailbroken, shows one of the documents recently stolen from the firm and leaked online by a still anonymous attacker.
In the wake of the discovery of undocumented features in Apple's iOS that can serve as backdoors, the company has modified a knowledge base article to enumerate and explain the three questionable services found by iOS forensics expert Jonathan Zdziarski.
A researcher has revealed that Apple has equipped its mobile iOS with several undocumented features that can be used by attackers and law enforcement to access the sensitive data contained on the devices running it.
The next major release of Apple's iOS mobile operating system will include an important change: when local wireless networks scan for devices in range, devices running iOS 8 will provide random, locally administrated MAC addresses.