Apple Names the Worms: Company Reveals List of Top 25 XcodeGhost Infected iOS Apps

In case you missed it, Apple recently published its list of the top 25 iOS apps affected by China’s XcodeGhost malware. “We always recommend developers use the free, secure tools we provide them — including Xcode — to ensure they’re creating the most secure apps for App Store customers,” Apple explains. “Some developers downloaded counterfeit …   Read More

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Apple Names the Worms Company Reveals List of Top 25 XcodeGhost Infected iOS AppsIn case you missed it, Apple recently published its list of the top 25 iOS apps affected by China’s XcodeGhost malware.

“We always recommend developers use the free, secure tools we provide them — including Xcode — to ensure they’re creating the most secure apps for App Store customers,” Apple explains. “Some developers downloaded counterfeit versions of Xcode that have been infected with malware and created apps that were just as infected. Apple incorporates technologies like Gatekeeper expressly to prevent non-App Store and/or unsigned versions of programs, including Xcode, from being installed. Those protections had to have been deliberately disabled by the developer for something like XcodeGhost to successfully install.”

Why only 25? Yes, more than those were impacted. But Apple noted that “after the top 25 impacted apps, the number of impacted users drops significantly,” adding that it is working directly with developers to get affected apps back up for download.

Here are the top 25 apps that were affected by XcodeGhost:

  1. WeChat
  2. DiDi Taxi
  3. 58 Classified – Job, Used Cars, Rent
  4. Gaode Map – Driving and Public Transportation
  5. Railroad 12306
  6. Flush
  7. China Unicom Customer Service (Official Version)
  8. CarrotFantasy 2: Daily Battle
  9. Miraculous Warmth
  10. Call Me MT 2 – Multi-server version
  11. Angry Bird 2 – Yifeng Li’s Favorite
  12. Baidu Music – A Music Player that has Downloads, Ringtones, Music Videos, Radio, and Karaoke
  13. DuoDuo Ringtone
  14. NetEase Music – An Essential for Radio and Song Download
  15. Foreign Harbor – The Hottest Platform for Oversea Shopping
  16. Battle of Freedom (The MOBA mobile game)
  17. One Piece – Embark (Officially Authorized)
  18. Let’s Cook – Receipes [sic]
  19. Heroes of Order & Chaos – Multiplayer Online Game
  20. Dark Dawn – Under the Icing City (the first mobile game sponsored by Fan BingBing)
  21. I Like Being With You
  22. Himalaya FM (Audio Book Community)
  23. CarrotFantasy
  24. Flush HD
  25. Encounter – Local Chatting Tool
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