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New Vulnerability Found in Apps Using Wi-Fi

On Tuesday, mobile security researchers will demonstrate a simple attack that exploits a vulnerability in the code within apps that run on Apple’s iOS operating system. The vulnerability allows attackers to persistently alter the server URL from which a mobile app loads its data, so that instead of loading data from realserver.com, for instance, the attack makes the app load data from attacker.com, without the victim knowing. Attackers could use that data to load malicious links, or insert fake, market-moving news into a news app.