Well, Apple usually has the App Store under control and rarely makes a risky app that we can install on our iPhone and iPad. However, there are some programs that use those, let's call it, The "wishes" of the app store policy to use certain materials that may be harmful to users.
One of these methods is called the fur of clothes, and research has shown that there are many applications that use this method in the App Store that we think you should know. The the fur of clothes that's the way it aims for users to pay for other things in the app but is actually a feature found in many free apps or that they cost very little. They also use your subscriptions to pay us a really crazy amount of weekly or monthly work they offer.
Sophos security company's laboratory, SophosLabs, conducted the research, first on Google Play and now on the App Store, showing some of the best-known applications using these methods. Do you something that is unfortunately spreading and that large companies should try to stop
These apps are risky: they want to save your money
As revealed in research. almost all uses of the fur of clothes what we see is advertised in the App Store as “free” applications, which includes a goal violate section 2.3.2 of App Store Review Guidelines, which requires developers to verify that "app description, screenshots, and previews clearly indicate whether any features, levels, subscriptions, etc. require additional purchases."
As soon as you install this type of apps you will find free trial message a few days or weeks, however you will be registering unintentionally and as time passes they will start charging you. Also, as you can see the extra functions of these apps are nothing out of the ordinary.
This is a complete list shared by SophosLabs, if you have any of these apps installed or see them in the App Store, remove them or not:
- Server app: Face, Horoscope, Palm
- Selfie Art – Photo Editor
- Palmistry Decoder
- Good Luck Health – A Vision for the Future
- Life Palmistry – AI Palm & Tag
- Picsjoy-Cartoon Effect Editor
- Aging industry – Clearapp, Horoscope
- Scan-AI Age Camera
- Face Reader – The Horoscope Secret
- Horoscope secret
- CIAO – Live video chat
- Astro Time & Daily Horoscope
- Video Recording / Response
- Crazy Helium Tasting Editorial Ed
- Banuba: Facial filters and effects
- QR Code Reader – Scanner
- QR Code Reader and Barcode Pro
- Max Volume spray
- Face reading – Horoscope 2020
- Forecast for King 2019
- mSpy Lite Phone Family Tracker
- Fortunescope: Palm Reader 2019
- Zodiac Master Plus – Palm Scan
- WonderKey-Cartoon Avatar Maker
- Avatar Creator – Cartoon Emoji
- iMoji – Cartoon Avatar Emojis
- Life Insight-Palm & Animal Face
- Curiosity Lab-Fun Encyclopedia
- Quick Art: 1 Photo Editor
- Astroline astrology, stars
- Celeb Twin – What you look like
These apps have been downloaded more than 3 million times and it is estimated that they received $ 4.5 million, so, apart from the low scores and low comments they keep in the App Store, they have misled many people.
If you happen to have one of these apps, you may be unsubscribing, so that know if you have a valid subscription on your iPhone or want to cancel your subscription follow these steps:
- Enter the app store and click on your image, from the top right.
- Now click on the subscription.
- You will see a list with active and expired subscriptions.
- Click on the one you want to cancel and cancel your subscription.
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Be especially wary of this type of apps that are growing in abundance in mobile application stores, our recommendation is that if you can find any of them remove it immediately, in fact none of them are eligible to apply for the very high income they need.