Make Sure You Didn't Download One Of These 17 Malicious iOS Apps

Researchers have found 17 apps in Apple’s App Store that are infected with malware. While Apple has since removed the malicious apps from the store, if you have an iPhone or iPad, you should make sure you haven’t downloaded one of them prior to that removal.

The list includes the following apps:

  • 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

All of the apps in question were reportedly removed from the store “for having code that allows for the artificial click-through of ads,” Threatpost reports. Essentially the app is clicking on ads without input from the device’s owner. That’s a violation of Apple’s guidelines.

The apps all have normal functionality, and to the average user will appear to be working as intended.

Apple does not supply specific download numbers, but the same apps have over 1 million combined downloads on Android, suggesting that they might have a similar following on iOS. The Android apps were tested by researchers and found to not have malware.

All 17 apps were also published by the same developer, AppAspect Technologies Pvt. Ltd.


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