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Apple wages battle to keep App Store malware-free

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Nov 5, 2015.

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    Apple is facing growing challenges keeping suspicious mobile applications out of its App Store marketplace.

    Over the last two months, researchers have found thousands of apps that could have potentially stolen data from iOS devices.

    While the apps were not stealing data, security experts said it would have been trivial for attackers to configure them to do so.

    Apple has removed some of affected apps since it was alerted by security companies. But the problems threaten to taint the App Store's years-long reputation as being high quality and malware free. Apple officials didn't have an immediate comment.

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