- RTO Vehicle Information
- EMI Calculator & Loan Planner
- File Manager – Documents
- Smart GPS Speedometer
- CrickOne – Live Cricket Scores
- Daily Fitness – Yoga Poses
- FM Radio – Internet Radio
- My Train Info – IRCTC & PNR (not listed under developer profile)
- Around Me Place Finder
- Easy Contacts Backup Manager
- Ramadan Times 2019
- Restaurant Finder – Find Food
- BMI Calculator – BMR Calc
- Dual Accounts
- Video Editor – Mute Video
- Islamic World – Qibla
- Smart Video Compressor
Wandera notes that when its Threat Research team discovered the vulnerability, it automatically spoke with Apple, which removed 15 of the apps. The only two that remain listed in the App Store are My Train Info – IRCTC & PNR and Easy Contacts Backup Manager.
If you have any of these apps on your iOS device, delete them immediately!
For those who believe that only Android apps get infected with malware, Wandera says, “This discovery is the latest in a series of bad apps being surfaced on an official mobile app store and another proof point that malware does impact the iOS ecosystem.” The mobile security firm adds that “mobile malware is still one of the less frequently seen threats in the wild, but we are seeing it used more in targeted attack scenarios. Techniques like those used in this example also point to more instances of malware being introduced into official app sources, making it more accessible to everyday consumers and mobile workers alike.”
If you have any of the above-listed apps on your iPhone, iPad or even iPod touch, you should uninstall them immediately. In the best-case scenario, these apps are opening websites, serving up ads and clicking on them in the background without requiring any interaction on your part. But this could help drain your battery and hog your phone’s resources. And in the worst-case scenario, payloads could be deposited on your iPhone designed to steal your personal information like passwords and other private data.