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Nov 6th 2014

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Malicious Software WireLurker Targets Apple Users in China: Tech News Today 1130

Malicious software WireLurker targets Apple users in China.
Guests: Mike Elgan, Elise Hu
Category: TWiT Bits
A new malware campaign called WireLurker is designed to damage files and steal data from Apple customers in China. The company that discovered the malware is Silicon Valley-based Palo Alto Networks, and they called it the biggest malware campaign they have ever seen. WireLurker has infected 467 OS TEN applications available through a third-party Chinese online store called the Maiyadi App Store. Once installed, these OS TEN programs can infect iPhones or iPads that are connected physically to the infected Macs. Apple told that quote: "We are aware of malicious software available from a download site aimed at users in China, and we've blocked the identified apps to prevent them from launching. As always, we recommend that users download and install software from trusted sources." For the full episode, go to Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by Cachefly.