Apple AAPL +0.24% has removed an app that helped customers hunt down hidden hackers on their iPhones, just a week after it appeared on the marketplace.
The ‘System and Security Info’ application, from German firm SektionEins, picked up on various anomalies, including any unsolicited tinkering with certificates supposed to guarantee the legitimacy of applications, and use of files associated with certain jailbreaks. Such jailbreaks can be carried out without the user’s knowledge to remove many of the security protections provided by Apple. The app, according to SektionEins founder Stefan Esser, was also the only one on Apple’s App Store capable of listing all processes happening on the device.
Original Source: Forbes
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