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Beware of this malware that attacks your iPhone to recover your banking data

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If you think your iPhone's facial recognition is secure, a fearsome new malware proves otherwise. A Trojan horse, initially designed to infiltrate Android devices, now attacks iPhones.

As reported by Forbes, Group-IB, security expert, has just sounded the alarm regarding a real threat for iPhone owners. Indeed, this malware is capable of recovering banking data by stealing your biometric data, particularly facial recognition data. Be careful.

How does this malware compromise your iPhone?

To put the has control over all your banking data, the Trojan horse is remarkably innovative, and therefore dangerous. The malware is capable of stealing facial captures from your iPhone. A quick look at an AI tool to create a deepfake, and the malware is capable of accessing your bank accounts by also intercepting your SMS and notifications (to obtain one-time use codes) in order to challenge the 'double-factor authentication.

For the moment, the malware is mainly prevalent in Asia-Pacific, particularly Vietnam and Thailand. But caution is required. Originally, the hackers relied on TestFlight, which allows access to beta applications on iOS, to achieve their ends. But when Apple spotted and fixed this flaw, they turned to a social engineering program to trick users into installing a corrupted app or clicking a malicious link. A much more sophisticated hack, therefore. Group-IB talks about a new technique never seen before.

Group-IB rushed to alert the companies concerned as well as the Cupertino company. Apple should not delay correcting this new formidable flaw. In the meantime, and despite everything, an antivirus remains an effective solution to protect your iPhone, like Bitdefender Mobile Security. Discover our comparison of the best antiviruses for iPhone right here.

Thus, the highlighting of this Trojan horse demonstrates that Apple is not immune to being a victim of malware. Indeed, Android smartphones are more generally the target of malware but that does not necessarily mean that we should not be vigilant.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116