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IPhone Apps With Fake Login Popups Can Steal Your Passwords

11 October, 2017, 23:10 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • iOS Phishing Attack Masks Itself As Apple-Style Password Request

The update, just like the ones before it, fixes some bugs which iPhone and iPad users might have been facing. Apple said 11.0.3 addresses a haptic feedback problem with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as issues with the iPhone 6s touchscreen. Fans immediately notice that the 3D Touch app was gone when the iOS 11 was released. It can now be downloaded by all iOS 11 users.

Additionally, it fixes an issue plaguing iPhone 6s serviced with non-genuine Apple parts that resulted in unresponsive touch input, according to Apple's release notes.

When Apple releases the new iOS 11 this year, they did more than just gave their users a new iOS but they also took out one important feature.

On that last point, Apple also added an addendum to its release notes about third-party display repairs.

If you input your password into one of the fake boxes, the attacker could steal it and use it to access your credit card information. Apple says, "Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly".

Most of us blindingly complete these popups without batting an eyelid, but this should serve as a wake up call to anyone with an iOS device. Right now, the tech giant is working on the upcoming iOS 11.1 update that will also come with a wide range of Unicode 10 emojis.

Given the bug fix benefits iOS 11.0.3 brings to the table, I wouldn't really recommend downgrading at all.

To fix the issue, Krause suggests that Apple not ask users for their credentials so often to begin with and that users not be asked directly for their password.

To obtain the update, simply go to Settings General Software Update on your iOS device.

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