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Firm spots 17 malware apps that have now been removed from the App Store

[2019-10-25 11:47:50]

What you need to know 17 apps have been removed from the App Store. The iPhone apps were found to contain malware. The apps covered a wide range of categories. Some BMI calculators, video compressors, and restaurant locators carried the malware. Apple has confirmed that it has removed as many as 17 apps from the App Store after it was found that they contained malware. Those apps all went through the App Store review process with no issues identified at the time. Instead, the apps were found by mobile security firm Wandera (via ZDNet). All of the apps functioned as they said they would but also had malware running in the background. The clicker trojan module discovered in this group of applications is designed to carry out ad fraud-related tasks in the background, such as continuously opening web pages or clicking links without any user interaction. The objective of most clicker trojans is to generate revenue for the attacker on a pay-per-click basis by inflating website ...

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