Nearly forty popular applications infected with malware – a result of app developers being tricked into downloading a compromised version of Apple’s Xcode developer tool kit. […]
The malware could potentially impact hundreds of millions of users, [security firm Palo Alto networks] said. […]
A compromised version of the Xcode software was uploaded to Baidu’s cloud storage site, promising a faster download than the official version […]. […]
This was bound to happen, given iOS’ popularity and its success with prominent consumers. Apparently Xcode was weaker than iOS. But, at least in this case, you needed some pretty naive developers:
But to even install this affected version of the Xcode software, developers had to ignore a warning which indicated the software was damaged and should be moved to the trash […].