Threat description




Backdoor:iPhoneOS/Xsser is a mobile Remote Administrative Tool (RAT) that was reportedly found on iOS devices.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.

Technical Details

Backdoor:iPhoneOS/Xsser is an iOS version of an Android spyware and is capable of harvesting information from the compromised device, including:

  • The address book
  • SMS messages
  • Location data
  • Stored pictures

And more.

As with other iOS malware, the device must be jailbroken for XSSer to operate. In addition, the device must be installed with an alternative app store program that uses a specific repository in order for the device to be affected.

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