Several security experts have confirmed the existence of a vulnerability in the latest versions of iOS. Attackers who exploit that flaw in the Apple mobile platform could capture all their touch, including interactions that are writing to their devices.
The vulnerability affects both iOS 7.0.4, 7.0.5 and the recent 7.0.6 as to all other devices with versions iOS 6.1. x, (both with and without jailbreak) said researchers from FireEye security company.
This group of researchers explained how had created a prototype application that is precisely placed on monitoring in the background mode and you are recording all events in which there is a tactile touch or even in the physical buttons on the device. “The potential attackers could use such information to reconstruct all of the characters that the user has entered,” they highlighted.
At the moment there is no patch available for users of the Apple mobile platform, which can monitor which applications are running as a single preventive measure for eliminate those that create “suspicious”.
It is not the only serious security problem that Apple has faced in recent days. In fact, a few days ago the company engineers corrected a critical vulnerability that allowed attackers to capture passwords and other sensitive data in session of navigation. This problem affected not only iOS: also OS X 10.9.0 and 10.9.1 they continue to this vulnerability, and Apple has not provided information about a patch for its desktop platform.
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