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Apple names top 25 apps that contained XcodeGhost malware

iPhone-malware

After pulling apps that contained the XcodeGhost malware, Apple has now named the top 25 impacted titles, and it is advising users to update any of the apps they are using on this list.

XcodeGhost made its way into more than 340 iOS apps affecting over 500 million users, which makes it the largest security breach iOS has ever seen. Fortunately, the malware is incapable of stealing personal information, but it’s still a concern.

Which is why Apple is taking it very seriously. The company has already removed infected apps from the App Store, and published a Q&A that helps developers and users understand what XcodeGhost is and where it came from.

Apple has now updated that Q&A to include “a list of the top 25 most popular apps impacted” by the malware:

  • WeChat
  • DiDi Taxi
  • 58 Classified – Job, Used Cars, Rent
  • Gaode Map – Driving and Public Transportation
  • Railroad 12306
  • Flush
  • China Unicom Customer Service (Official Version)*
  • CarrotFantasy 2: Daily Battle*
  • Miraculous Warmth
  • Call Me MT 2 – Multi-server version
  • Angry Bird 2 – Yifeng Li’s Favorite*
  • Baidu Music – A Music Player that has Downloads, Ringtones, Music Videos, Radio, and Karaoke
  • DuoDuo Ringtone
  • NetEase Music – An Essential for Radio and Song Download
  • Foreign Harbor – The Hottest Platform for Oversea Shopping*
  • Battle of Freedom (The MOBA mobile game)
  • One Piece – Embark (Officially Authorized)*
  • Let’s Cook – Receipes [sic]
    Heroes of Order & Chaos – Multiplayer Online Game*
  • Dark Dawn – Under the Icing City (the first mobile game sponsored by Fan BingBing)*
  • I Like Being With You*
  • Himalaya FM (Audio Book Community)
  • CarrotFantasy*
  • Flush HD
  • Encounter – Local Chatting Tool

Apps followed by an asterisk are currently unavailable from the App Store, so there is no update to install just yet. Those that do no have an asterisk alongside their name should have been fixed already, so you’ll be able to find new versions that no longer contains XcodeGhost.

Apple insists that “after the top 25 impacted apps, the number of impacted users drops significantly.” It’s also worth noting that the vasty majority of those affected by this malware are located in China, so if you live elsewhere, your device should not be at risk.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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