01-23-2012, 07:06 PM
Sophos wrote:How much trust do you put in Apple's stewardship of the App Store - the online marketplace where you can download apps for your iPhone or iPad?
Chances are that you don't think twice about installing software from the App Store - after all, all the software up there has been verified by "Apple", right?
Well, just because Apple has put in procedures to police their App Store, and - unlike the Google Android platform - pre-approve each app, doesn't mean that fake or malicious apps have never appeared.
This weekend the iPhoneography blog spotted a bogus app posing as the popular Camera+ application.
Fortunately, iPhoneography's Glyn Evans realised something fishy was afoot and contacted Tap Tap Tap, the real makers of Camera+, and asked them to confirm whether the app - which claimed to be "THE MOST AMAZING CAMERA+ VERSION YET" - was legitimate or not.
Oh, Apple and your all too often disappointing approval process. Thanks to Glyn Evans for noticing this Camera+ fake: iphoneography.com
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