Adversaries may search common password storage locations to obtain user credentials. Passwords can be stored in several places on a device, depending on the operating system or application holding the credentials. There are also specific applications that store passwords to make it easier for users manage and maintain. Once credentials are obtained, they can be used to perform lateral movement and access restricted information.
Device attestation can often detect jailbroken devices.
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Mobile security products can take appropriate action when jailbroken devices are detected, potentially limiting the adversary’s access to password stores.
Apple regularly provides security updates for known OS vulnerabilities.
Mobile security products can potentially detect jailbroken devices. Application vetting services may be able to detect known privilege escalation exploits contained within applications, as well as searching application packages for strings that correlate to known password store locations.