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Tielei Wang

Remotely Assembled Malware Blows Past Apple’s Screening Process

This gave us the ability to generate new behavior of the logic of that app which was nonexistent when it was installed,” says Long Lu, a Stony Brook University researcher who was part of the team at Georgia Tech, led by Tielei Wang, that wrote the Apple-fooling app. The Jekyll app was ...

Why Apple customers should worry about security

But Tielei Wang, one of the researchers, did get on the phone with me and provided his thoughts. Apple's first slip-up was in missing the vulnerability the researchers had planted in the app to eventually launch the malware, he said. However, it's an "open question" whether Apple's ...

Apple iOS Security Defeated By Sneaky App

In "Jekyll on iOS: When Benign Apps Become Evil", a paper presented at the Usenix Security '13 conference, Tielei Wang, Kangjie Lu, Long Lu, Simon Chung, and Wenke Lee describe how they were able to create apps that can be exploited remotely through program paths that did not exist ...

Flaws could let hackers compromise an iPhone through apps, peripherals

"We were able to successfully publish a malicious app and use it to remotely launch attacks on a controlled group of devices," research scientist Tielei Wang said. "Our research shows that despite running inside the iOS sandbox, a Jekyll-based app can successfully perform many malicious ...

Apple doesn't walk on water

"It's like you have a very strong password, but you write it on paper and leave the paper everywhere," Tielei Wang, a mobile security researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, told me. Charlie Miller, a researcher well-known in security circles for hacking Apple products, said ...

Google clarifies commercial spyware ban for Play store

Tielei Wang, security researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said the new policies would "definitely narrow the gray zone" in which apps use advertising techniques or functionality that fall short of malware, but could be considered unethical. However, Google's success in ...

'Jekyll' test attack sneaks through Apple App Store, wreaks havoc on iOS

"Our research shows that despite running inside the iOS sandbox, a Jekyll-based app can successfully perform many malicious tasks, such as posting tweets, taking photos, sending email and SMS, and even attacking other apps all without the user's knowledge," says Tielei Wang, in a July 31 ...

iOS bug that can get through App Store approval process discovered

One of the researchers, Tielei Wang said that it is not easy for Apple to fix the vulnerabilities created and exploited by them adding that the company can use better sandbox policies to refine what the researchers can do. (ANI) ...

Apple doesn’t walk on water. Nor does Touch ID.

“It’s like we have a really clever password, though we write it on paper and leave a paper everywhere,” Tielei Wang, a mobile confidence researcher during a Georgia Institute of Technology, told me. Charlie Miller, a researcher well-known in confidence circles for hacking Apple products...

Apple Runs an App Only for A Few Seconds Only Prior Release to App Store: Researchers Managed to Ins...

Long Lu, a researcher from the Stony Brook University, worked with Tielei Wang in creating the app that was able to break in Apple’s security. The researchers uploaded Jekyll in the App Store in March and stayed for a few minutes so no iOS devices were harmed during their experiment. The ...

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