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No.1 Adware Removal Tool On Apple App Store Caught Spying On Mac Users

No.1 Adware Removal Tool On Apple App Store Caught Spying On Mac Users
September 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A highly popular top-tier app in Apple's Mac App Store that's designed to protect its users from adware and malware threats has ...

Apple Forces Facebook VPN App Out of iOS Store for Stealing Users' Data

Apple Forces Facebook VPN App Out of iOS Store for Stealing Users' Data
August 23, 2018Mohit Kumar
Facebook yesterday removed its mobile VPN app called Onavo Protect from the iOS App Store after Apple declared the app violated the iPhone...

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Its App Stores

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps From Its App Stores
June 12, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Due to the surge in cryptocurrency prices, not only hackers but also legitimate websites and mobile apps are increasingly using cryptocu...

Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram Messenger from the App Store

Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram Messenger from the App Store
May 30, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor has threatened Apple to face the consequences if the company does not remove secure me...

Mac Software Mines Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Free Access to Premium Account

Mac Software Mines Cryptocurrency in Exchange for Free Access to Premium Account
March 13, 2018Mohit Kumar
Nothing comes for free, especially online. Would you be okay with allowing a few paid services to mine cryptocurrencies using your syst...

Apple removes VPN Apps from the China App Store

Apple removes VPN Apps from the China App Store
July 29, 2017Wang Wei
In order to comply with Chinese censorship law , Apple has started removing all virtual private network (VPN) apps from the App Store in ...

Scammers Are Using Fake Apple In-App Subscriptions to Make Lot of Money

Scammers Are Using Fake Apple In-App Subscriptions to Make Lot of Money
June 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
In this year's annual event, Apple announced that the company had paid out $70 Billion to developers in the App Store's lifetime ...

How A Bug Hunter Forced Apple to Completely Remove A Newly Launched Feature

How A Bug Hunter Forced Apple to Completely Remove A Newly Launched Feature
January 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
Recently Apple released a new Feature for iPhone and iPad users, but it was so buggy that the company had no option other than rolling ba...

Apple starts downloading MacOS Sierra automatically to your MacBook — Here's How to Stop It

Apple starts downloading MacOS Sierra automatically to your MacBook — Here's How to Stop It
October 05, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Are you experiencing slow Internet speed on your MacBook today? — It's not just you! Here's Why: Following in Microsoft's...

China Orders Apple to Monitor App Store Users and Track their Identities

China Orders Apple to Monitor App Store Users and Track their Identities
June 29, 2016Swati Khandelwal
China has long been known for its strict censorship which makes it difficult for foreign technology companies to do business in the worl...

Warning — Popular 'Hot Patching' Technique Puts iOS Users At Risk

Warning — Popular 'Hot Patching' Technique Puts iOS Users At Risk
February 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Do you know?… Any iOS app downloaded from Apple's official App Store has an ability to update itself from any 3rd-party server automatic...

More than 250 iOS Apps Caught Using Private APIs to Collect Users' Private Data

More than 250 iOS Apps Caught Using Private APIs to Collect Users' Private Data
October 20, 2015Mohit Kumar
Apple is cleaning up its iTunes App Store again – for the third time in two months – following another flood of iOS apps that secretly colle...

Apple Kicks Out some Malicious Ad-Blocker Apps from its Online Store

Apple Kicks Out some Malicious Ad-Blocker Apps from its Online Store
October 11, 2015Khyati Jain
Apple has removed several apps from its official iOS App Store that have the ability to compromise encrypted connections between the ser...

Warning! Popular Apple Store Apps Infected with Data-Theft Malware

Warning! Popular Apple Store Apps Infected with Data-Theft Malware
September 21, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Unlike Google Play Store, Apple App Store is well known for not allowing any malformed apps to enter its Apple ecosystem because of its...

Critical Persistent Injection Vulnerability in Apple App Store and iTunes

Critical Persistent Injection Vulnerability in Apple App Store and iTunes
July 28, 2015Mohit Kumar
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the official Apple's App Store and iTunes Store, affecting millions of Apple users. ...

Zero-Day Exploits for Stealing OS X and iOS Passwords

Zero-Day Exploits for Stealing OS X and iOS Passwords
June 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
I think you'll agree with me when I say: Apple devices are often considered to be more safe and secure than other devices that run o...

Encrypted Chat Service 'Cryptocat' released iOS app

Encrypted Chat Service 'Cryptocat' released iOS app
March 05, 2014Anonymous
Cryptocat , an open source encrypted web-based chat client, is now available for iOS Devices from the  Apple's App store , which was...

Tinder Online Dating app vulnerability revealed Exact Location of Users

Tinder Online Dating app vulnerability revealed Exact Location of Users
February 20, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Using Popular Online Dating app - Tinder on iPhone ?? Then you are at significant risk that exposed members' private information wi...

Apple iOS 7.0.4 update released to patch Apple Store purchase vulnerability

Apple iOS 7.0.4 update released to patch Apple Store purchase vulnerability
November 16, 2013Wang Wei
Apple has released the latest version of its mobile platform i.e. iOS 7.0.4 includes bug fixes, security patches with some new features...
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