Recent reports have revealed that Apple has fixed six malicious apps that have been passed off as Adobe Flash Installers. Surprisingly, the apps made it through Apple’s notarization process, which is supposed to be a security check performed for every app. Once these apps make it through the notarization process, Gatekeeper will whitelist the apps and allow them to run with just a simple click. The malicious Flash installers add adware to the device’s browser. Not too long after being identified, the malicious apps were de-notarized by Apple. Adobe is set to retire Flash at the end of the year, but scam efforts are likely to continue.
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