Fake apps have made their way to the Apple App Store just in time for holiday shoppers.
The apps seemed to have originated from China and pose as retailers such as Dollar Tree, Foot Locker and Nordstrom. While some are harmless, others can steal your credit card information, install malware on your device and also have you login to your Facebook account, stealing your username and password.
Apple is meant to put a halt to any software that is fraudulent in nature and poses a threat to shoppers. They have always marketed that they are better than Google at this process, which now deems untrue.
So be careful when downloading shopping apps this season, and remember to check the reviews section for legitimacy before downloading.
More info here at the New York Times: