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13 September, 2018, 13:15 | Author: Janis Wilson
On September 7, Apple deleted Adware Doctor from their store after it was found tracking and stealing various personal information from its users. Trend Micro said that reports its apps were sending data to China are "absolutely false".
The apps in question were collecting users browser history and sending files, including user passwords, in a ZIP archive to a remote server.
Trend Micro has confirmed Wardle and Privacy First's fears are true, and that browser histories were collected as part of the code's installation. Before it was removed, the $4.99 Adware Doctor ranked as the fifth top paid app on Apple's official store.
Macs have a reputation for having better security than Windows machines, mainly thanks to the Mac App Store, and Apple's supposedly stringent rules for allowing apps to be included there.
That reputation took a hit over the weekend with the revelation that some of the most popular Mac App Store apps were gathering ng up user data and remotely uploading them to the developer's servers.
Since the initial report, another app with similar alleged data-stealing capabilities has since come to light, with 9to5Mac naming Dr. Unarchiver as allegedly stealing data. Apple was soon to remove the app from the Mac App Store as soon as the news broke but as it turns out, there are more apps on the App Store indulging in the same tactics. "There is really no good reason for a "cleaning" app to be collecting this kind of user data, even if the users were informed, which was not the case".
Thanks to the permissions it has, namely the possibility of accessing browsers, it is consulting and collecting users browsing history.
The two apps that users say are guilty of this are called "Dr. Unarchiver" and "Dr".
In the same blog post, Trend Micro also seemed to admit that the company's non-security Mac apps, such as the device optimization products Dr.
Trend is removing this, er, feature from its software, though. However, since then other similarly problematic apps have been discovered. "This includes the one-time 24 hour log of browser history held for three months and permitted by users upon install".
Trend Micro is taking customer concerns seriously and has chose to remove this browser history collection capability from the products at issue. He also shared the response he got from Apple when he contacted the Cupertino-based tech giant to raise this concern. And given that Apple makes a 30 percent cut of every purchase of this popular app, there isn't much financial incentive to withdraw the app from the store. On technicality, the EULAs for these apps did disclose this behavior.
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