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Researchers reveal poor verification mechanism of the app store “app store”
Researchers at the George Institute revealed a weak technical mechanism used by Apple to detect and verify applications before agreeing to put it in the app store “app store”.
A group of researchers at the Georgia Institute to create an application that contains malicious code and submit it to the app store “app store” to test the mechanism used by Apple to detect malicious applications.
Apple approved application after testing it and put in the app store, so before we removed it from the app store without any users of Apple computers smart.
Just download the application, researchers who named it “Jekyll,” on their profile for testing purposes which they do; the researchers explained that the malicious code contained in the application can obtain the user’s personal information in addition to taking pictures and sending text messages and e-mail messages without the user noticing.
The researchers followed programmatically to hide malicious code in the application code under the cover of the code base, which cheated him “Apple” that you use to expose to applications before being put in the store “app store”.
The researchers stressed that the few minutes that have been testing the application through the “Apple” was not sufficient to detect malicious codes contained in the application, according to the report published by the Institute of technologyreview site “Massachusetts”.
The “Apple” it always follow strict measures to limit the presence of malicious applications in store “app store”, and a number of security experts classify store “app store” as safer than other applications such as retail store “Google play” apps for the Android system, is the system most vulnerable to malicious attacks.
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