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Researchers outwit Apple, plant malware in the App Store

Gregg Keizer | Aug. 21, 2013
'Jekyll' app assembles hidden attack code only after Apple's screened the software.

Apple has to do something, Wang argued. "It's not a big deal for a malicious app developer [to do this]," he said.

His recommendation to users? "Be very cautious when you download unknown, third-party apps," he said.

Good advice, certainly, because who wants Mr. Hyde on a rampage when they expected Dr. Jekyll at the door?

 

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