Spyware targets Hong Kong protestors using Android, jailbroken iPhones or iPads
There's a new kind of spyware going around called Xssar that's reportedly targeting protestors in Hong Kong. The spyware — which appears to have ties to Android malware discovered last week — is installed via a Debian package and requires a victim's iPhone or iPad to be jailbroken. Breaking the root jail of iOS can provide for functionality beyond what Apple currently ships, but also strips away Apple's built-in iOS security. The same way jailbroken software can be loaded, malicious software can be loaded. So what's going on with Xssar and how can you protect yourself?
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