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Apple iOS store has large scale attack from malicious program
Posted by on Sep 21st, 2015

Update: the malicious software may not be as benign as previously thought. “XcodeGhost sits in the background of legitimate apps and mines them for data like an invisible person cheating on a test. Once the affected app launches, it starts picking. The stuff it looks for includes the name of the infected app, the app bundle identifier (a code specific to the developer and app set during submission), the device’s name and type, location and language info, network information, and the device’s “identifierForVendor”. [cultofmac]

More worryingly for you Apple users it could ‘possibly access data in your clipboard to steal passwords you have stored in a management app’.

Also if you have an old version of WeChat best you update that. HERE‘s a list of other apps affected.

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Apple has suffered its first major app store attack after it was discovered that hundreds of legitimate apps contained malicious code. Apple is busy cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove the malicious iPhone and iPad programs called XcodeGhos. The popular WeChat was one of the apps to suffer from the security breach.

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The hack makes all apple users who watch porn on their device post whatever they just watched to all their social media accounts.

Just kidding. There have been no reports of data theft or any other consequences of the malicious code as yet.

“Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.

The company disclosed the effort after several cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program dubbed XcodeGhost that was embedded in hundreds of legitimate apps. ” [Reuters]

Now you know.

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