It scares. Cybercriminals have learned to convince iPhone owners that the smartphone is not hacked
December 7, 02:08 Share:
New scam imitates Lockdown Mode on iPhone (Photo: James Yarema \ Unsplash)
Attackers have learned to trick iPhone users into believing that their infected smartphone is actually protected from malware.
iPhone can be infected with malware, such as zero-day vulnerabilities and zero-click exploits. Such attacks are often difficult to execute and costly, but are still possible.
Apple device software developer Jamf discovered that cybercriminals have learned how to make a jailbroken device behave in such a way that the user thinks that everything is fine with him, writes Apple Insider.
In particular, the fraudulent scheme simulates that the device is in Lockdown Mode. Apple added this special mode to its operating systems last year.. Lockdown Mode stops previewing links and files in messages, blocks calls from unknown numbers, etc.. All of these features should prevent targeted cyber attacks.
Attackers can cause the device to display warnings and prompts specific to being in Lockdown Mode, giving the user the impression that Safe Mode is enabled when in fact the device is not secure.
According to Jamf representatives, restarting the system, or rebooting the user space using special security software, helps stop such interference.
Previously, NV Techno wrote that previewing messages on the iPhone lock screen can be dangerous due to the potential provision of confidential information from correspondence to unauthorized persons. You can fix this in a few clicks.