A 2015 report suggested nearly a quarter million iPhones had been hacked by one (or more) of 92 different identified varieties of malware. A new app, ‘System and Security Info,’ wants to let you know if you’re one of them.
The problematic part isn’t often the hack itself, it’s that most have no clue they’re infected. Modern malware runs as a background process and leaves few clues to its existence. If iPhone owners knew they were running malware, it’s actually remarkably easy to remove — hence the focus on keeping it hidden.