By Marcus Leach
Apple have declined to comment on matters regarding a malicious piece of software being designed to prove their app store is not immune to malware.
The software, designed for iPhones and iPads, was designed in such a way that it would look like a stock price tracker, but was also able to steal data.
According to experts the program was of significant threat to the app store, although Apple have since removed the app and blocked the developer from its store.
The software was created by security expert and hacker Charlie Miller to demonstrate Apple's vulnerabilities.
"Until now you could just download everything from the app store and not worry about it being malicious. Now you have no idea what an app might do," he said.
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