Security company Palo Alto Networks has discovered new malware, dubbed “AceDeceiver,” that could attack factory-configured iPhones. iPhones with malware are rare due to their closed ecosystem and strong reliance on encryption, but today’s discovery was one of the first where none of that mattered. Typically, iPhones containing malware are infected by a malicious application and often on a jailbroken device. AceDeceiver can attack factory-configured (non-jailbroken) iPhones without any downloaded apps by infecting the PC it connects to. iPhone users that don’t connect their device to a PC are thought to be safe. Currently, the malware has only been spotted in China, but Palo…

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