Apple App Store infiltrated - Read if you have an iDevice.

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  1. Gromett

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    Stop posting rubbish, I know from reading FUN that Apple's are totally impregnable to attack and only common rubbish windows is hacked at will.
     
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    Thanks Karl. There's nothing on the list that I use but worth keeping an eye on.

    As has been suggested on a couple of other forums these developers must be a special kind of stupid to download Xcode from a Chinese cloud service rather than from Apple and expect it to be OK. For those who don't know what Xcode is, it's the Apple app development base code. Downloading it from somewhere like that is akin do downloading Windows 10 from The Pirate Bay and expecting it to be legit.
     
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    Which in this case adds malicious code but why did Apple not detect this embedded code when they accepted the apps into their store ?
     
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    Has anyone else installed ios 9 , I have , pretty much slowed everything down without any improvement that I can see:(
     
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    Slowed my iPad down since installing ios9
     
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    Because it isn't malicious code as such and isn't embedded; it's a modified version of Xcode so the entire app is coded with it. 99% of all apps collect data and send it on to various places, this version of Xcode just sends it somewhere different.

    I'm afraid the BBC articles haven't reported it very accurately. You need to dig a bit more to find a non-hysterical version of the story
     
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    I've installed it on my phone and it's fine. Not affected performance at all, quite happy with it. Not done my iPad yet.
     
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    when you say not affected performance does that mean it's no better either, mine keeps wanting my apple password , havnt got a clue what it is so tried getting a new one but kept coming up with not good enough so gave up in the end so havnt got one at all now.
     
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    I don't know exactly what you mean, is Xcode a kernal that is attached to every app ? I still do not understand why Apply allowed the apps out without spotting malicious code. But never mind, the last time I worked on Apple it was Apple ][ running CPM via a Z80 card that turned it into a proper computer.
     
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    Asking for your Apple password 4 or 5 times in a row is a bloody annoying glitch in the Music app as far as I can tell. The current release of OS X is the same.
     
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    Do you know since posting this , I have just ,to try it again, downloaded an app and it never asked for any password old or new(n)
     
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    Xcode is basically the source code that all IOS apps are coded with. It's not attached to them, it is the app. The modified version which appears to be called XCodeGhost just allows the harvested data, which the apps would be collecting anyway to be directed to other places than normal. I think it does some other crude nonsense like resetting search pages, not sure why anyone would waste time and effort doing that these days. I haven't read enough to know exactly where it's happening, it could be something that only kicks in when the harvested data is being sent to wherever it's supposed to go. I'm not by any means an Xcode expert so don't know how it was hidden.
     
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    I think you'll find that there's an option now that allows you to choose how often it asks for a password when downloading free apps. You might perhaps have that set to never or whatever the longest period is, I know I do. (y) Also if you have an iPhone 6 you can use the finger print scan instead of your password.
     
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    My iPad 2 has become so slow running iOS8 - is it likely to speed up with iOS9 or get even worse?
     
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    I went from 7 to 9 and that is definitely slower
     
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