Sep 26

XcodeGhost malware hack on IOS

skull and cross bones on a phone

Has my iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod) been infected with Malware?

Probably not.

What happened?

Since the introduction of the App Store in 2008 there have been 4 (out of 1.4 million) applications found to have code that was considered to be malicious. That compares to 33% of applications discovered in the Android Market Place – you know, the one used by all your mates that have Samsung phones – since it opened its doors in 2008.

Last week it was discovered that some developers (mostly in China) have been writing apps using a pirated (and infected) copy of Xcode. The end result are some 4000+ applications in the AppStore that have this Malware built in.

Who is affected?

Anyone who has the infected app installed on their iOS Device. However this is mainly in China and the Asia market and there is very little to suspect you have any of these infected apps. Looking through the list I have only recognised WeChat, PDF Reader and Angry Birds 2 as apps that could have made it to these shores.

What are the risks?

The infected apps can steal passwords, monitor calls and send data offshore to, well, God Knows who.

What can you do?

Apple have already removed these apps from the store. Check your iOS Device against this list and delete any you find. Then update your phone to iOS 9.0.1 and this will kill anything inside that might be lurking.

Please remember, if you don’t have any of these apps installed on your iOS device (and there is a very good chance you won’t) there is nothing to worry about.

List of Infected Apps

air2

AmHexinForPad

Angry Birds 2

baba

BiaoQingBao

CamCard

CamScanner

CamScanner Lite

CamScanner Pro

Card Safe

China Unicom Mobile Office

ChinaUnicom3.x

CITIC Bank move card space

CSMBP-AppStore

CuteCUT

DataMonitor

Didi Chuxing

Eyes Wide

FlappyCircle

Flush

Freedom Battle

golfsense

golfsensehd

guaji_gangtai en

Guitar Master

High German map

Himalayan

Hot stock market

I called MT

I called MT 2

IFlyTek input

IHexin

immtdchs

InstaFollower

installer

iOBD2

iVMS-4500

Jane book

jin

Lazy weekend

Lifesmart

Mara Mara

Marital bed

Medicine to force

Mercury

Micro Channel

Microblogging camera

MobileTicket

MoreLikers2

MSL070

MSL108

Musical.ly

NetEase

nice dev

OPlayer

OPlayer Lite

PDFReader

PDFReader Free

Perfect365

Pocket billing

PocketScanner

Poor tour

Quick asked the doctor

Quick Save

QYER

Railway 12306

SaveSnap

SegmentFault

snapgrab copy

Stocks open class

SuperJewelsQuest2

Telephone attribution assistant

The driver drops

The Kitchen

Three new board

ting

TinyDeal.com

Wallpapers10000

Watercress reading

WeChat

WeLoop

WhiteTile

WinZip

WinZip Sector

WinZip Standard

Permanent link to this article: http://macservicesact.com.au/xcodeghost-malware-hack-on-ios/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.