Protect against iPhone trojan GoldPickaxe: How-to | Technology

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An Android trojan called GoldDigger surfaced last year that can steal biometric data and more from victims to compromise their bank accounts. Now the threat has evolved into the GoldPickaxe trojan that can infect iOS and Android. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to protect against the first iPhone trojan, here’s what you should know.

Update 5/14/24: Apple has released iOS 17.5 to the public with 15 security fixes, but as it happens, no mention of or patch for the GoldPickaxe iOS trojan.

Update 3/11/24: Following the discovery of the first iOS trojan in February, Apple has released iOS 17.4 which comes with over 40 security fixes. However, GoldPickaxe was not one of the patched flaws.

We’re keeping an eye out to see if protection could come with a rapid security response update or another release.

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GoldPickaxe was discovered by security firm Group-IB which believes it is the world’s first iOS trojan.

When installed on an iPhone, the malware can collect a user’s biometric information from photos, SMS text messages, intercept web activity, and…


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