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Security Researchers warned iPhone users of a number of applications that could end up costing hundreds of dollars a year

Security Researchers warned iPhone users of a number of applications that could end up costing hundreds of dollars a year

Security Researchers warned iPhone users of a number of applications that could end up costing hundreds of dollars a year





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Security researchers warned iPhone users of a number of applications that could end up costing hundreds of dollars a year


Such warnings are usually addressed to Android users. Although there are still some disturbing news for Android phone owners, the most disturbing apps alert at the moment is targeting iPhone owners.


According to research by a team at Sophos Lab, there have been a large number of apps appearing on the Apple Store that can put users in serious trouble



The Sophos Lab team confirmed that more than 30 common applications available for download on iPhone through the official store must be deleted immediately.


They explained that once you install these applications, which are often free at first, they quickly turn into a paid subscription, and some of them end up costing more than $ 400 over a year.

The researchers pointed out that these applications use harmful software called fleeceware, which is a technique characterized by imposing additional fees on users in exchange for functions available in free applications.


Many of these apps charge a subscription fee like $ 30 a month or $ 9 a week after a 3 or 7-day trial period. If someone continues to pay this subscription for a year, it will cost him between $ 360 or $ 468, respectively. To apply "



Most of the applications identified by researchers were image editors, horoscope / fortune readers, palm readers, QR code / barcode scanners, among others.


Although most were advertised on the App Store as "free", they were found to charge huge amounts of money to users.

The applications provide a notification that the "trial is free" upon first launch. The researchers explained that "this notice requires the user to provide payment card details. In some cases, most of the useful features of the application will be usable only if you register to subscribe."



Here is the complete list of these apps revealed by the Sophos Lab report:

Seer App:Face, Horoscope, Palm

Selfie Art Photo Editor

Life Palmistry AI Palm & Tag

Picsjoy-Cartoon Effect Editor

Aging seer Faceapp,Horoscope

Face Aging Scan-AI Age Camera

Face Reader Horoscope Secret

Astro Time & Daily Horoscope

Video Recorder / Reaction

Crazy Helium Funny Face Editor

Banuba: Face Filters & Effects

QR Code Reader & Barcode PRO

Face Reading Horoscope 2020

mSpy Lite Phone Family Tracker

Fortunescope: Palm Reader 2019

Zodiac Master Plus Palm Scan

WonderKey-Cartoon Avatar Maker

Avatar Creator Cartoon Emoji

iMoji Cartoon Avatar Emojis

Life Insight-Palm & Animal Face

Curiosity Lab-Fun Encyclopedia

Quick Art: 1-Tap Photo Editor

Astroline astrology, horoscope


Celeb Twin Who you look like

Source: Express




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