Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/176195/why-configuration-profiles-can-be-as-dangerous-as-malware-on-iphones-and-ipads/
Apple’s iOS is nowhere near as vulnerable to malware as Windows is, but it’s not completely impervious. “Configuration profiles” are one possible way to infect an iPhone or iPad just by downloading a file and agreeing to a prompt.
The Chinese are recently using the Enterprise distribution method to let users install a package that isn't reviewed by Apple without even exploiting. It is just a loophole in such distribution mechanism and can only be fixed with a change of the rule. This method can also be used in a malicious way to distribute softwares that may require jailbreak but doesn't actually need custom libraries and it can be written as a malicious software. e.g. They can make a browser which logs everything you type and send it to their server or just divert you to a vpn just like the above case.
But just because how pricy is the enterprise plan, it is not really possible to have attackers except a big group of them,
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