Apple today provided a list of 25 apps that are infected by the XcodeGhost malware. While there are more than 25 apps present in the App Store that are infected by this malware, the company says that the number of users of these apps are comparatively less.
Over the weekend, the compromise known as XcodeGhost became a hot topic, and, as it should be, that continues to be the case leading into a new week.
Phil Schiller, SVP of Marketing at Apple, told a Chinese news site that Apple will take steps to avoid ‘XcodeGhost’ like malware making their way to the App Store in the future.
As you probably know by now, several apps were infected with the XcodeGhost malware because developers based in China used a malicious version of Xcode, Apple’s official tool for developing iOS and OS X apps. With more than 500 million users affected, XcodeGhost is the biggest security breach to hit iOS.
Pangu, the team behind some of the latest jailbreak programs for iOS, has released a new tool that allows you to find out whether any of the apps you’re using are affected by XcodeGhost. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to use it.
With more than 500 million users affected, XcodeGhost is the biggest security breach to hit iOS. One security firm suggests that the malware has made its way into more than 344 apps so far, and here’s a list of those that are confirmed to have been affected.
Late on Sunday night, Apple revealed to Reuters that it has started cleaning the iOS App Store to remove applications that are infected by the ‘XcodeGhost’ malware.
PSA: iOS Malware ‘XcodeGhost’ affects more than 50 iOS apps, including popular apps like WeChat and CamCard
Late last week, Chinese iOS developers found a new iOS and OS X malware called ‘XcodeGhost’, which they revealed through Weibo (a.k.a China’s Twitter).