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Windows 7: Apple Store's malware problem exposed by researchers

19 Aug 2013   #1
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Apple Store's malware problem exposed by researchers

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Georgia Tech researchers released an app into the Apple Store that masked malware as generic app functions. The exploit creates concerns about the migration of PC viruses to mobile, Apple's app vetting procedures, and the general way we protect our phones for attacks.

A paper at the Usenix Conference in Washington DC last Friday gave a rundown of work done by researchers at Georgia Tech to expose the lack of testing done by Apple's that go into its store. This required that the researchers run through Apple's standard procedure to gain approval for their App, named Jekyll, that then went on to reassign its approved code to attack the phone. The accepted app was used by the researchers to attack their own phones and removed from the store to avoid any unwelcome attacks.
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