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App Store Being Used As Virus Distribution Platform

A Windows malware virus has been found inside of an iOS application, which is hidden deep within the code of the .ipa file format, which is essentially a wrapper that contains the application package itself.

Although the “Worm.VB-900” virus, which was first mentioned in a recent Apple discussion forum thread by user “deesto” does not affect the iOS itself, being a Windows virus, it will become active if you download the “Instaquotes Quotes Cards for Instagram” application from the iTunes store using a computer running the Windows operating system.

This is not the first time Apple has let a malware virus onto the App Store. Another application which was published earlier this year also made its way through the Apple App Store Approval process. This application, “Find & Call”, was swiftly removed from the App Store shortly after Kaspersky labs discovered it.

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