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Saturday, 5 March 2016

Apple Got Hacked

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Thousand of Millions of iphone and ipad users are at risk after hackers embedded malicious codes in China's most popular moible apps


The security breach of Xcode-the software provided by Apple for creating IOS and Mac apps.
A large number of people is prone to this code


Apple yesterday confirmed that it had started removing the infected iphone and ipad programs
Researchers said infected apps included Tencent Holdings Ltd's popular mobile chat app WeChat, car-hailing app Didi Kuaidi and a music app from Internet portal NetEase Inc.
The tainted version of Xcode was downloaded from a server in China that developers may have used because it allowed for faster downloads than using Apple's U.S. servers, Olson said.
Chinese security firm Qihoo360 Technology Co said on its blog that it had uncovered 344 apps tainted with XcodeGhost.Didi Kuaidi said in an emailed statement users' privacy was not intruded upon, and the app has been immediately updated to address the issue.

In a mea culpa on its official Weibo microblog, NetEase apologized to users, saying their private information was not compromised and a fix has been issued.

Apple declined to say how many apps it had uncovered.
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