The Apple App Store has just been exposed to the largest attack we’ve seen to date. For the first time, dozens of trojanized apps have managed to bypass Apple’s App Vetting process and have been downloaded in the millions. These malicious apps range from popular social apps like: WeChat, to productivity tools such as WinZip.
What’s the Harm of XcodeGhost?
XcodeGhost is a malware that tricks people into providing sensitive information giving hackers access to private data. What makes this unique, is this Trojan was unknowingly inserted into the developer’s application during creation using a harmful Xcode build that had been repackaged by hackers. The malware has the ability to push dialogue notifications to your screen, which can potentially give attackers access to usernames, passwords, and personal information. Other malicious purposes include leading users to opening malicious mobile websites and installing harmful apps. Read More