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Apple brings down malware-infected apps from store

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Date: 2015/09/21
According to “computerworlduk”, Apple has brought down a large number of apps from its store after it was found that around 40 iOS apps had been infected by a modified version of the company's software for developers.
Christine Monaghan, an Apple spokeswoman, told news outlets that the company removed apps from the App Store that it knows have been created with the counterfeit software, to protect its customers.
Palo Alto Networks reported last week that a new malware, called XcodeGhost, modified the Xcode integrated development environment for building apps for the Mac, iPhone and iPad.
The security firm said Friday that it had found that over 39 apps, including many popular Chinese apps, had been infected by the malware. These included WeChat, a popular chat app from Tencent, Didi Chuxing, developed by Uber's China rival, and business card scanner CamCard. Some of these apps are used outside China.
Tencent said in a blog post that the flaw only affects version 6.2.5 for iOS and not newer versions of WeChat.
 XcodeGhost, which targets compilers, collects information on devices and uploads the data to command and control servers.
Publish Date: 2015/11/24 Views: 264