Apple Store malware attack – What you need to know!

TechLinks_logoBy Christine Phipps

Several iOS apps were infected with XcodeGhost, a malware program that gives hackers access to some of your smartphone data, including your device’s name and type and network information, including your Apple ID. While Apple says they have removed the affected apps from the store, here is what you still need to do:

  1. Update any apps that have been confirmed to be affected, where updates are available.
  2. Uninstall any affected apps that haven’t been updated.
  3. Change your Apple ID password if you have an affected app.
  4. For future, set apps to update automatically in User Settings.

The following are a list of the identified apps:

  • 10000+ Wallpapers
  • air2
  • AmHexinForPad
  • baba
  • BiaoQingBao
  • CamCard
  • CamCard Business
  • CamScanner
  • CamScanner Free
  • CamScanner Lite
  • CamScanner Pro
  • CamScanner+
  • ChinaUnicom3.x
  • CSMBP-AppStore
  • CuteCUT
  • DataMonitor
  • FlappyCircle
  • golfsense
  • golfsensehd
  • guaji_gangtai en
  • Guitar Master
  • IHexin
  • immtdchs
  • InstaFollower
  • installer
  • iOBD2
  • iVMS-4500
  • jin
  • Lifesmart
  • Mercury
  • MobileTicket
  • MoreLikers2
  • MSL070
  • MSL108
  • Musical.ly
  • nice dev
  • OPlayer
  • OPlayer Lite
  • PDFReader
  • PDFReader Free
  • Perfect365
  • PocketScanner
  • Quick Save
  • QYER
  • SaveSnap
  • SegmentFault
  • snapgrab copy
  • SuperJewelsQuest2
  • ting
  • TinyDeal.com
  • WeChat
  • WeLoop
  • WhiteTile
  • WinZip
  • WinZip Standard

 

Christine Phipps, RPR, of West Palm Beach, Fla., is co-chair of NCRA’s Technology Committee. She can be reached at christine@phippsreporting.com.