Apple 'aware' Of Malware In China, Blocks Apps

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Apple said it is aware of the malicious software aimed at Chinese mobile devices and has blocked the identified apps to prevent them from launching. The malware, dubbed WireLurker, has reportedly infected 800 million Apple devices, mostly in China. WireLurker was brought to the public Wednesday night via a 30-page report penned by boutique security company Palo Alto Networks . "As always, we recommend that users download and install software from trusted sources," an Apple spokesperson said. Shares of Apple were off 0.10% in recent trade to $108.25.

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