It’s not very often we see the words “Apple” and “Malware” together, but this week started off with a rare malware on Apple’s App Store. Luckily they found it and have already removed infected apps.
The malware, called XcodeGhost, managed to sneak into Xcode software, which is what developers use to make apps. The malicious code also managed to fool these developers, who thought it was legitimate.
Some of the apps affected by this malware are WeChat, CamCard, Didi Chuxing, among others. Apple has already removed these apps, so it’s safe to download them again.
“We’ve removed the apps from the App Store that we know have been created with this counterfeit software,”
So far there have been no reports of any data stolen due to the malware, but you should keep your heads up in case any reports rise.
Apple has been one of the safest application stores ever, and even after this problem it remains the most secure, but when it comes to apps you can never be too careful.