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:
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.
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