Apple Releases iOS 11.0.3 with Fixes for Haptic Feedback, Display Issues

iOS Phishing Attack Masks Itself As Apple-Style Password Request

Apple has released the third update to iOS since it's release less than a month ago, and this one contains some very specific, and rather odd, bug fixes.

According to Krause, because the login screen is already such a common sight for most users that the average person wouldn't question seeing it pop up while browsing the web or in the middle of using an application. A spokesperson for Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

An Apple iPhone smartphone appears as a silhouette in Zenica, Bosnia, May 17, 2013. While the practice may seem like an extra step of security, a mobile developer believes it is actually inviting hackers to steal login credentials.

Mr Krause said malicious developers can turn on alerts inside their apps that look nearly identical to Apple's pop-ups using a simple bit of code.

"Users are trained to just enter their Apple ID password whenever iOS prompts you to do so", Krause wrote in his blog describing the issue.


"This could easily be abused by any app... Even users who know a lot about technology have a hard time detecting that those alerts are phishing attacks".

He says you can protect yourself further by dismissing popups altogether and instead only enter your password information in the Settings app. In the event the app closes along with the popup, it was a phishing attack, but where the app and password prompt remain on screen, it's a legitimate request.

The proof-of-concept was detailed by Felix Krause, founder of the open-source app-building tool fastlane.

Apple launched the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus at the GUM department store in Moscow on September 29.

You should also always have two-factor authentication activated on your Apple account for an extra layer of security. Krause has also reached out to Apple and recommended that they fix it, but whether or not they do is another story.

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