"Thanks to Apple’s tight control over its app store and operating system, threats to iPhones and iPads have been infrequent and limited in scale. This changed in 2015.
- In 2015, [Symantec] identified nine new iOS threat families,compared to four in total previously.
- Bootlegged developer software, known as XcodeGhost, infected as many as 4,000 apps.
- TheYiSpecter malware bypassed the app store altogether by using the enterprise app provisioning framework.
- Researchers found Youmi embedded in 256 iOS apps. This software is used in apps to display advertising, but alsosends personal information to a remote location without
- users’ consent.
- Vulnerabilities in Apple’s AirDrop wireless file transfer system could allow an attacker to install malware on anApple device."
- Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report - VOLUME 21, APRIL 201