Saturday, October 22, 2016

XcodeGhost Malware: Set Of Contaminated iOS Apps Which You Ought To Delete Now

As we noted lately, Apple’s App Store was a casualty of  a large-scale strike, infecting a lot of apps that are iPad and iPhone, mainly from China, with malware.

The malicious software, aptly-named XcodeGhost owing to the way in which it got previous App Store’s safety in the very first place, has so far afflicted hundreds of valid apps on the App Store, and in turn has created its way right through to to numerous iOS devices by now throughout the world. All this has led to an important security nightmare for the Cupertino technology giant. !


In a declaration to Reuters, Apple representative has now confirmed the violation and proposed that Apple has cleared out all the contaminated apps in the App Store. Previously, about 3 9 valid iOS apps were told they have been contaminated, and now the listing has mounted into a staggering 85 according to some sources, while the others toss the number at more than a 100.

Below are a few of the more important apps which are/were found to be infected:

  • air2
  • AmHexinForPad
  • Angry Birds 2 (Chinese App Store only)
  • CamCard
  • CamScanner
  • Card Safe
  • China Unicom Mobile Office
  • CITIC Bank move card space
  • CSMBP-AppStore
  • CuteCUT
  • DataMonitor
  • Didi Chuxing
  • Eyes Wide
  • FlappyCircle
  • Flush
  • Freedom Battle
  • golfsense
  • golfsensehd
  • guaji_gangtai en
  • Guitar Master
  • Himalayan
  • Hot stock market
  • InstaFollower
  • installer
  • Jane book
  • Lazy weekend
  • Lifesmart
  • Mara Mara
  • Marital bed
  • Microblogging camera
  • MobileTicket
  • NetEase
  • nice dev
  • OPlayer
  • OPlayer Lite
  • PDFReader
  • Perfect365
  • Pocket billing
  • PocketScanner
  • Poor tour
  • QYER
  • Railway 12306
  • SaveSnap
  • Stocks open class
  • SuperJewelsQuest2
  • Telephone attribution assistant
  • The driver drops
  • The Kitchen
  • Three new board
  • Wallpapers10000
  • Watercress reading
  • WeChat
  • WeLoop
  • WhiteTile
  • WinZip
  • WinZip Sector
  • WinZip Standard

For those who have some of the apps installed in your iPod, iPad or iPhone touch, we propose deleting them right now and wait for Apple to provide a green sign for  malicious software and the new upgraded -free variant of the apps.!

So how did these apps all get infected in the very first place? It works out that software engineers, mainly from China, downloaded a counterfeit model of Apple’s Xcode application which led to the compiled apps including the malicious software that is said. Apple’s Xcode can be obtained to download in the Mac App Store for free but these programmers seemingly selected to downloaded the counterfeit version of Xcode because Apple from a third party website’s hosts were slow to down-load from China.!

We’ll keep you updated on info regarding XcodeGhost malware as it becomes accessible. Remain tuned.

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