After lecturing the world about how its autocratic controls protect users from malware, Apple has been forced to pull apps from its app store because of… er… malware. Jobs’ Mob has admitted that it had removed “a few” applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users’ personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances.
The company said the apps threatened users’ security by installing certificates that can expose data to monitoring by third parties. The company did not specify the precise number of apps at issue and its standard defence against any major issue is that “it only effects as small number of users” even when it is most of the user base.
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