Right now, various experts and analysts warned Apple users that their iPhones and iPads could lead them into some security trouble that could leak their sensitive data. Right now, various leaks are revealing the company’s best secrets. Although they excite many users, they could also reveal some information that should not be in public.
Since this could be a serious security issue, a notable Apple insider issued a warning to all fans that are currently using iPhone models and iPad flagships.
Michael Gartenberg, Apple’s former Senior Director of Worldwide Product Marketing, has backed shocking recent reports from developer Kosta Eleftheriou about App Store security flaws. And it has implications for all iPad and iPhone owners.
The Apple expert said that he “believes @keleftheriou has brought an important issue about the App Store to a mainstream audience. I hope Apple gets its act together soon. The ecosystem that is often praised is breaking at the seams IMHO.”
Apple App Store could leak your info
The issue was revealed by Eric Friedman, the company’s head of Fraud Engineering Algorithms and Risk unit, as part of court documents in the current Apple Vs. Epic Games lawsuit. He claimed that the company’s popular App Store security features are vulnerable to possible malicious attacks.
He said that the iPhone manufacturer’s security features for its application provider are just like butter that can be easily penetrated or cut by a knife. Friedman also compared it to a lady greeting the passengers in an airport instead of guards and their dogs sniffing your package.
This just shows that the App Store’s security is not that efficient. On the other hand, Kosta Eleftheriou, another analyst of iPhone manufacturer, said that “this @AppStore app pretends to be a silly platformer game for children 4+, but if I set my VPN to Turkey and relaunch it becomes an online casino that doesn’t even use Apple’s IAP.” He added that “the scam has been on the App Store for a few months, and has even received a couple of updates.”
Kosta also explained that the iPhone manufacturer’s App Store also offers an app that can also do the same thing. He added that it is impossible to know how much scammers have mad at their victims.
On the other hand, the iPhone said that as a part of their ongoing legal battle with Epic Games, the company is conducting a robust app review before its applications are published on the App Store. But, Eleftheriou said that this is what the giant manufacturer has been telling the court over and over again.
As of the moment, the iPhone manufacturer still has a long way to go until its App Store’s security is perfected. Right now, the best thing to do is for users to examine those apps thoroughly before they install them. They should check the app’s published date, reviews, and the number of people downloading it. This will help them know if it is really a legit one.