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Apple was warned about WireLurker months ago, Georgia Tech researcher says

Tim Greene | Nov. 7, 2014
WireLurker attacks have more possible variations than have been discovered in the wild, says Tielei Wang.

Microsoft grants similar permissions for developers to sign their own Modern Apps, the name for apps designed to run specifically on Windows 8.1 machines. Wang says he hasn't studied it but thinks these Windows developers' permissions could be exploited to devise WireLurker-type attacks against Windows 8.1 devices.

 

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