IT Security Alert

iOS Device Security Alert

Maya Sykes

What is the Concern?

Xcode is a free tool for developing apps, but some developers have downloaded counterfeit versions of Xcode. This counterfeit version was infected with malware. And yup, you guessed it, they made apps with the malware infected Xcode, which in turn made those apps infected as well.

Thankfully, Apple removed the malware apps from the app store and notified the developers.

Who is Affected?

The following iOS applications were infected with malware:

Mercury
WinZip
Musical.ly
PDFReader
guaji_gangtai en
Perfect365
网易云音乐
PDFReader Free
WhiteTile
IHexin
WinZip Standard
MoreLikers2
CamScanner Lite
MobileTicket
iVMS-4500
OPlayer Lite
QYER
golfsense
同花顺
ting
installer
下厨房
golfsensehd
Wallpapers10000
CSMBP-AppStore
礼包助手
MSL108
ChinaUnicom3.x
TinyDeal.com
snapgrab copy
iOBD2
PocketScanner
CuteCUT
AmHexinForPad
SuperJewelsQuest2
air2
InstaFollower
CamScanner Pro
baba
WeLoop
DataMonitor
爱推
MSL070
nice dev
immtdchs
OPlayer
FlappyCircle
高德地图
BiaoQingBao
SaveSnap
WeChat
Guitar Master
jin
WinZip Sector
Quick Save
CamCard

What Action Do You Need to Take?

If you have one of these apps installed:

  • Check the app store to see if the app you have is still available. If so, update to the latest version, and this will fix the issue. Those available on the App store have been rebuilt and updated so that they are safe and malware free. If the app is no longer on the app store, remove it from your device. It could have malware on it.
  • Reset your iCloud password and any other passwords you have entered on your iOS device.
  • Use a free anti-virus scanner available for your mobile device: Android and iOS | Android.

If you need assistance please call 325-HELP (4357) during normal business hours, or email needhelp@ou.edu at any time.