NEWS: iOS XcodeGhost Update

Protect your devices from iOS security breach.

Apple’s App Store suffered a major security breach over the weekend with the XcodeGhost causing a lot of issues. The malicious program was embedded into hundreds of Chinese apps that were published to the App Store. While Apple has pulled the infected apps from the store, users who downloaded the programs still need to remove the apps from their devices manually. There are a few big name apps like WeChat, Angry Birds 2, and Didi Chuxing. A complete list of the affected apps is listed at the conclusion of this article.

In addition to removing those apps, there are a few other steps you should take to protect your devices from an attack such as this.

  1. Keep an eye out for any odd dialogue boxes that show up on your screen. Don’t enter any information without being sure of the source.
  2. Delete any affected apps and wait for their developers to update the app or create a patch for the app.
  3. If you did have any of the affected apps on your iOS devices, change your Apple ID password and be aware of any phishing attempts to get your updated password.

Here’s a full list of infected apps:

  • WeChat
  • Didi Chuxing
  • Angry Birds 2
  • NetEase
  • Micro Channel
  • IFlyTek input
  • Railway 12306
  • The Kitchen
  • Card Safe
  • CITIC Bank move card space
  • China Unicom Mobile Office
  • High German map
  • Jane book
  • Eyes Wide
  • Lifesmart
  • Mara Mara
  • Medicine to force
  • Himalayan
  • Pocket billing
  • Flush
  • Quick asked the doctor
  • Lazy weekend
  • Microblogging camera
  • Watercress reading
  • CamScanner
  • CamCard
  • SegmentFault
  • Stocks open class
  • Hot stock market
  • Three new board
  • The driver drops
  • OPlayer
  • Mercury
  • WinZip
  • PDFReader
  • Perfect365
  • PDFReader Free
  • WhiteTile
  • IHexin
  • WinZip Standard
  • MoreLikers2
  • CamScanner Lite
  • MobileTicket
  • iVMS-4500
  • OPlayer Lite
  • QYER
  • golfsense
  • Ting
  • Golfsensehd
  • Wallpapers10000
  • CSMBP-AppStore
  • MSL108
  • snapgrab copy
  • iOBD2
  • PocketScanner
  • CuteCUT
  • AmHexinForPad
  • SuperJewelsQuest2
  • air2
  • InstaFollower
  • CamScanner Pro
  • baba
  • WeLoop
  • DataMonitor
  • MSL070
  • nice dev
  • immtdchs
  • OPlayer
  • FlappyCircle
  • BiaoQingBao
  • SaveSnap
  • Guitar Master
  • jin
  • WinZip Sector
  • Quick Save

Originally published at on September 21, 2015.

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