If you think your iPhone was free from being the white of cyber attacks, you're wrong. Apple has eliminated 17 applications from the App Store after investigators discovered that they were infected with malware.
Applications published by AppAspect Technologies have been detected by the mobile security company Wandera. If all the apps work properly according to what they claim to be in the application suite, they also harbor some hidden threats, such as a series of Trojan viruses and malware.
“A module discovered in this group of applications is designed to address issues related to advertising fraud in the background, such as continually opening web pages or clicking on links without any user interaction. The goal of most of the troyans known as "clickers" is to generate income for the attacker by paying per click, inflating the web traffic. It could also be used to drain the assumption of a competency application, artificially inflating the balance to the advertising, ”explains Wandera.
If only this is a virus, it is the only impact on users would have been a slower performance of the phone and a greater use of the internet or cellular connection. Applications could circumvent Apple's approval process because malicious activity was occurring within the application code, but through contact with a remote server.
This is a list of iPhone applications infected with malware that have been discovered for now. All of them come from the same development, known as AppAspect. Wandera's team explains that they have all the free iTunes applications of the developer and the results so that 17 of the 35 free applications are infected with a malicious clicker functionality and communicates with the same server.
If you have any iPhone on the apps mentioned on this list, it is recommended to uninstall them immediately.
- RTO Vehicle Information
- EMI Calculator & Loan Planner
- File Manager – Documents
- Smart GPS Speedometer
- CrickOne – Live Cricket Scores
- Daily Fitness – Yoga Poses
- FM Radio PRO – Internet Radio
- My Train Info – IRCTC & PNR
- Around Me Place Finder
- Easy Contacts Backup Manager
- Ramadan Times 2019 Pro
- Restaurant Finder – Find Food
- BMT Calculator PRO – BMR Calc
- Dual Accounts Pro
- Video Editor – Mute Video
- Islamic World PRO – Qibla
- Smart Video Compressor
The security firm reports that if it has just found 17 applications of AppAspect that are infected with malware, the developer currently has several other applications in the App Store, both free and for sale, and in which no problems are discovered.
It is also a secret that malicious applications have been a constant problem for Google. Once more than a dozen apps have been deleted in September of the Google Play Store, it has been discovered that it contains malware, now it turns out that another 42, which has killed millions of downloads, has been infected with malicious adware in a field. that lasted a year.