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Apple removes spyware from the App Store

The App Store is increasingly becoming a place to find malicious applications that can infect devices, phish money, and steal data. Apple is trying to remove as much as possible and has just thrown out of its digital store 256 applications that could spy on users.

The fact of cleaning the App Store from dangerous applications has been reported by SourceDNA analysts who have explained that 256 of the deleted programs used the SDK for Youmi’s Chinese advertising platform. These are tools integrated with iOS and Android applications that allow stores to collect information about their users. In this case, they downloaded, the device serial number, the list of applications installed on it, and the email address associated with the Apple ID.

These programs have been downloaded more than one million times, including the official McDonald’s official China app and several other equally popular applications.