Security company FireEye is reporting a new keylogging flaw inside iOS7 that would allow an app to record what you’re typing and send that data to the server of its choice. Both Gigaom and Ars Technica are reporting this via FireEye’s blog. This has been a serious past few days for Apple, iOS and OSX. First there was the SSL security flaw found in iOS7 and OSX, read more here. Apple managed to push out a fix very fast for the iOS7 SSL flaw but their OSX platform still remains unpatched. Now FireEye is just compounding the bad news for the company and they’re likely scrambling to get it researched and patched. It is important to note that this flaw only applies to apps that run the monitoring code to use the flaw. Here’s what FireEye had to say.
I remember getting my first smartphone that used real and true mobile applications, the iPhone 3G. It didn’t take me long to find the jailbreak community and start modifying my phone to whatever extent I could. It was a fun time. True smartphone apps were in their infancy, but growing and maturing fast. It was also a time that my naivete was ripe. I really had no clue what it takes to develop mobile apps (or any application for that matter).