Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Malicious XCode (XCode ghost) attacks Appstore



XcodeGhost is a new iOS malware that arose from malicious versions of Xcode, Apple's tool for developing iOS and OS X apps. Chinese developers unknowingly compiled iOS apps using the modified Xcode IDE and distributed those infected apps through the App Store.

Apple advises that users should update the affected apps to fix the issue, noting that if a listed app is available on the App Store right now, it has already been updated. Apps not available are marked explicitly.

  • Encounter - Local Chatting Tool 
  • China Unicom Customer Service (Not available)
  • CarrotFantasy 2: Daily Battle (Not Available) 
  • Miraculous Warmth 
  • Call Me MT 2 - Multi-server version 
  • Heroes of Order & Chaos (Not Available) 
  • Dark Dawn - Under the Icing City (Not Available) 
  • I Like Being With You (Not Available) 
  • Himalaya FM
  • CarrotFantasy (Not Available) 
  • Flush HD 
  • Angry Birds 2 (Not Available) 
  • Baidu Music
  • DuoDuo Ringtone 
  • NetEase Music
  • WeChat 
  • DiDi Taxi 
  • 58 Classified - Job, Used Cars, Rent 
  • Gaode Map - Driving and Public Transportation 
  • Railroad 12306 
  • Flush 
  • Foreign Harbor (Not Available) 
  • Battle of Freedom 
  • One Piece - Embark (Not Available) 
  • Let’s Cook - Receipes 


This is not an exhaustive list and Apple is working hard to detect other compromised apps.

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