Recently, in a blog post, the security company Sophos revealed several new ways that fraudsters can use to install malicious apps on iOS.
According to the report, the fraudsters use two existing iOS functions. One of them is Test Flight, which allows developers to create applications and test them in beta without having to go through a complete control process.
The report claims that some scammers use the similarities of this to create fake sites that promote themselves as legitimate companies and then send their app to Test Flight where it is downloaded by users and potential victims.
Another method includes WebClips, which allows users to add a site to their home screen so they can access it faster. Fraudsters create logos for these sites to look real, after which users can be deceived and enter their data into them.
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Those who are more technically savvy can detect these methods more easily, and if you’re not sure, the best solution is to get all the content you download directly from Apple’s iOS App Store.