Another Security Flaw Discovered That Allows Covert Keylogging

Apple released iOS 7.0.6 which fixes the SSL bug that found in previous versions that faced many users...Today a new security flaw has been discovered that allows attackers to covertly log every touch a user makes, including keyboard and Touch ID presses.
According to a new research from security firm FireEye made the discovery, saying in a blog post that the gap exists within iOS’ multitasking feature that allows for the background monitoring, and it can be exploited via a malicious app install or remotely via a separate app vulnerability…

Here’s the blog post via ArsTechnica:
“We have created a proof-of-concept “monitoring” app on non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x devices. This “monitoring” app can record all the user touch/press events in the background, including, touches on the screen, home button press, volume button press and TouchID press, and then this app can send all user events to any remote server, as shown in Fig.1. Potential attackers can use such information to reconstruct every character the victim inputs.
Note that the demo exploits the latest 7.0.4 version of iOS system on a non-jailbroken iPhone 5s device successfully. We have verified that the same vulnerability also exists in iOS versions 7.0.5, 7.0.6 and 6.1.x. Based on the findings, potential attackers can either use phishing to mislead the victim to install a malicious/vulnerable app or exploit another remote vulnerability of some app, and then conduct background monitoring.”
Shortly after publishing the post, FireEye posted a separate brief that was quickly removed. But according to an RSS reader cache the firm claimed that it “delivered a proof-of-concept app through the App Store that records user activity and sends it to a remote server.”

The bad news is, the vulnerability has been confirmed to exist on non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads running iOS versions 7.0.4, 7.0.5, and 7.0.6 

So what do you think ?


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