Bigger concern for those using unoficial apps but good for all to know.
http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/05/wirelurker-malware-affecting-macs-ios-devices/Santa Clara, Calif., November 5, 2014 – Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today announced discovery of a new family of Apple OS X and iOS malware exhibiting characteristics unseen in any previously documented threats targeting Apple platforms. This new family, dubbed WireLurker, marks a new era in malware across Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms, representing a potential threat to businesses, governments and Apple customers worldwide.
Among its defining characteristics, WireLurker represents:
- The first known malware family that can infect installed iOS applications similar to how a traditional virus would
- The first in-the-wild malware family that can install third-party applications on non-jailbroken iOS devices through enterprise provisioning
- Only the second known malware family that attacks iOS devices through OS X via USB
- The first malware family to automate generation of malicious iOS applications through binary file replacement
The WireLurker malware is the "biggest in scale" in the trojanized malware family, and it is able to attack iOS devices through OS X using USB. It's said to be able to infect iOS applications similar to a traditional virus, and it is the first malware capable of installing third-party applications on non-jailbroken iOS devices "through enterprise provisioning.