Apple Yanks Infected Apps After Malware Hits App Store




Apple Yanks Infected Apps After Malware Hits App StoreApple Yanks Infected Apps After Malware Hits App Store

On Monday, Apple confirmed that dozens of apps infected with malware had been unwittingly published to the App Store.

The apps had been built by developers who were duped into downloading counterfeit versions of a program called Xcode, Apple’s software for building iOS apps. When developers compiled apps with the bogus tool, it embedded malignant code in them and did so well enough that infected apps made it through Apple’s strict review process.

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