Wanna join the discussion?! Login to your HotHardware Forums forum account, or Register a new forum account.
This exploit first requires that someone hack a Mac OS X machine, then when an iOS device connects via USB and is either already trusted or the user allows the iOS device to trust the Mac (which requires unlocking), then the WireLurker can infect the iOS device. It appears that most of the infections actually happen on jailbroken iOS devices that side load apps from sources that are not trustworthy. Further, the primary method of distribution of WireLurker appears to be a 3rd party Mac OS X app store in China.
lol and they said macs can't get viruses well this proves the bullshit