News: Research found an ad library was a potential backdoor for attackers
Thousands of iOS apps from the Apple App Store have a potentially "backdoored" version of an ad library that could allow hackers access sensitive data and functions on a device. In total 2,846 are affected.
Potential actions that could have been performed include capturing audio and screenshots, monitoring and uploading the devices location, and opening URL schemes to identify and launch other apps on the device.
Cybersecurity firm FireEye says that attackers could modify files in the app’s data container, and alter the app’s keychain, as well as prompting users to install non-App Store apps.
FireEye has contacted Apple about its findings.