09-29-2013 12:11 AM
A fake Apple iMessage app for Android OS has been published on official Google Play app store for around one month and totaling at least 10000 downloads.
The app has been pulled from Google Play according to a Google spokesperson, but it is still available on numerous third party sites, including download.com. The fake iMessage app for Android allows users to interact with Apple users, but it stealthy elaborates users’ data on the developer’s server hosted in China.
The author of the App managing the hosting server is able to read all message content, user credentials and possible Apple ID account information including credit card numbers.
Be very careful what you are installing on your Android device!
09-29-2013 07:40 AM - edited 09-29-2013 07:43 AM
Thanks Petr I still say that Apple should allow Security Vendors to protect the iOS devices to help to keep them secure from malicious Apps.
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09-29-2013 10:28 AM
09-29-2013 01:04 PM
Folks, just to be completely clear. The problem is not with Apple devices but with Androids. iMessage on Apples is not plagued. Only application iMessage for Android is a dangerous fake.
09-29-2013 01:38 PM
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09-29-2013 07:26 PM
09-30-2013 01:47 AM - edited 09-30-2013 02:33 AM
You're welcome friends!
iMessage is a native messenger application in iOS of Apple and its communication is encrypted and secured enough.
However iMessage for Android is a fake application that allows Android users to interact with Apple users, but it stealthy elaborates users’ data on the developer’s server hosted in China. This gives the author of the application full access to messages content.