Apple fends iOS app that scans for malware in the App Store

May

15

2016

Apple has an application that makes it possible to determine whether there is running an unmodified version of iOS, to detect such malware removed from the App Store. According to Apple, the app “potentially misleading” but the developer contradicts that.

Stefan Esser, maker of System and Security Info, Apple announced that its application is removed from the App Store. Twitter shows him the reason for withdrawal: if the app could possibly be ‘potentially inaccurate and misleading “information display. And that could confuse users, according to Apple.

With System and Security info can be determined whether the iOS software that has been modified running on an iPhone or iPad. As a jailbreak can be detected and looks at digital signatures for software updates. Should there be any mistakes, then it is possible that the iOS operating system is hacked and malware is present on the device.

According to Esser app would be removed because Apple does not want negative attention to the security of its iOS operating system. However, according to Apple, there is no reliable way to determine if the software is still safe. Indeed, there is no officially supported way to build so-called diagnostics apps. The company from Cupertino, referring to the regulations for application developers.

In recent years, malware authors have several times managed to smuggle malware in the App Store. Unsuspecting users can install as infected apps allowing attackers to take over the device.

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