quarta-feira, 9 de novembro de 2011
The app, called InstaStock, was created by a security expert to expose a security flaw in Apple's iOS - the operating system that runs iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
Charlie Miller designed the app to look like an application for checking stockmarket prices but it was also able to steal user data, including photographs and contacts.
The app, which was accepted into the iTunes App Store in September, has since been removed by Apple and Mr Miller's account has been suspended.
Writing on Twitter, Mr Miller expressed his anger at being barred by Apple: "First they give researchers access to developer programs, (although I paid for mine) then they kick them out.. for doing research. Me angry."
Apple's iOS devices have typically had fewer security vulnerabilities than competing platforms because of the company's tight control of the operating system and the approval process for apps that run on it.
Postado por OS MAIAS às 11/09/2011 07:29:00 AM