14 iPhone apps have been talking to a known malware server

From theinquirer.net

APPLE’S APP STORE┬áis generally regarded as being pretty safe, and compared to the sheer quantity of iffy apps that make their way onto Google Play, it certainly looks good in comparison. But research from security firm Wandera shows that this reputation isn’t a guarantee of safety.

Wandera found a total of 14 retro games that seem to be communicating with a server that found fame controlling the Golduck malware for Android.

While the 14 games in question don’t seem to be doing anything untoward, they are as packed with adverts as you’d imagine free apps to be, and as such they could feasibly use ad slots to trick people into downloading nasties beyond the walled garden of the App Store.

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