Sep 11, 2018

Apple removes anti-malware apps for harvesting browser data

Apps from a well-known cyber-security firm were taken down from the Mac app store by Apple after they were found to export users' browser histories. Several anti-malware apps made by Trend Micro have since been updated by the cyber-security company. Trend Micro strongly denied allegations that the apps had been "Stealing user data" and sending it to a server in China. The apps' behaviour was noticed by a security researcher last week. Three apps, Dr Cleaner, Dr Antivirus and App Uninstall, made by Trend Micro, were removed from the Apple Mac app store, though the tech giant has not publicly explained why.

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