AppleInsider reports today that Apple has acted to calm fears about the threat of the Masque Attack iOS vulnerability that was discovered earlier in the year by computer security firm FireEye.
In an official statement to iMore, Apple said that OS X and iOS security measures, when used properly, should be enough to prevent Masque from damaging your iOS device.
Apple told iMore that OS X and iOS were designed specifically with built-in security safeguards “to help protect customers and warn them before installing potentially malicious software.”
Apple went on to say that it was not aware of any customers who have been affected by the attack, adding, “We encourage customers to only download from trusted sources like the App Store and to pay attention to any warnings as they download apps.”
FireEye said that Masque Attack works by creating phony apps that pose as official Apple software and are designed to trick you into divulging your login information via a malicious banking app, for example.