Fake Apple apps appear on Android Google Play store

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If Apple were to start making Android versions of some of its most popular products that would be pretty big news, right?

So it’s no wonder that eyebrows raised when a commenter on Reddit discovered what appeared to be a host of apps created by “Apple Inc” in the Google Play store.

Versions of Garage Band, iPhoto, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers and Pages were listed on the official Google Play store, all claiming to have been developed by Apple Inc and giving a contact email address of android@apple.com.

The bogus Apple apps, which were listed for sale at prices between $4.98 and $9.97, have now been removed from the Android marketplace…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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