- Nov 10, 2017
A few weeks ago, Google released some stats about how it stopped malicious activity on Google Play in 2020, with the most notable one being the banning of over 100,000 developer accounts. Now, Apple has revealed similar stats regarding its own review process for the App Store.
Apple noted that the sophistication and scale of cybersecurity threats in apps is increasing day by day, which is why it has a stringent review policy in place that aims to restrict malicious apps from launching in the App Store. A crucial part of this process is the App Review team which utilizes the App Store's guidelines to approve or reject submissions from various developers. These guidelines are also updated frequently given the continuously evolving threat landscape.
Apple has shared statistics regarding how it made the App Store a safer place in 2020. This includes rejecting over 200,000 apps for violating privacy and blocking fraudulent developer activity.