iOS, OS, Security

Hackers have created the first Trojan to lock iOS screen

Members of popular mobile platform iOS – Smartphone Apple iPhone, iPad tablet and player iPod touch – the first time confronted with the programs of-blockers, which block the function creates the illusion of your browser and extort money in exchange for unlocking, experts said on Friday antivirus company Doctor Web .

According to them, this is the first time that hackers have decided to cash in on users iOS with blocking – fraudulent schemes, which were previously characterized in the main operating system for Windows.

In contrast, blocking Windows, which changed the system settings, blocking it in case with iOS it comes to malicious scripts JavaScript, embedded in the code hacker certain web pages. As soon as the user visits a page, the script is automatically executed in the browser and displays a screen telling you that your browser is disabled.

This creates the impression that he really is blocked because the malicious script does not close the window or switch to another tab. When you restart the browser window reappears, since Safari automatically restores the last session. Nevertheless, it is easy to get rid of the window.

The specialists of “Doctor Web” to do this, open system application “Settings” tab to switch to Safari, select “Delete cookie files and data” and then click the pop-up window, click the “Clear”. In the same list, you should use the item “Clear History” – this will prevent Safari resume previously interrupted session. You can also open a new tab Safari from any other application (for example, using the menu item “Manufacturer Site” or opening the site iTunes), – the emergence of a new tab will return the user to control functions of the browser. At the same time blocking the removal of the window in the browser side, for which the threat may also be relevant if they support the technology, JavaScript, can be difficult.

Especially if access to the settings in them through the browser itself, rather than through systemic application as it is implemented in its own iOS-browser Safari. In this case it is necessary to resort to more serious measures, up to uninstall and reinstall it.

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