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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1689 Fake shopping apps are invading the iPhone
For tech-focused scammers, knocking off sneakers and handbags is so last decade.

Thieves in the digital age are slamming consumers right in the app.

A slew of knockoff shopping apps have quietly infiltrated Apple’s App Store in recent months, looking to lure unsuspecting iPhone owners with bogus deals on everything from jewelry to designer duds.

The fake apps mimic the look of legit apps — and have proliferated since this summer, experts said.

It didn’t help that earlier this month, Apple introduced search ads in its App Store. The fake apps are buying search terms, it would appear, to increase their exposure to consumers.
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#1689 Fake shopping apps are invading the iPhone
#1688 Clever Gmail hack let attackers take over accounts
#1687 Adobe patches nine code execution flaws in Flash Player
#1686 Google stops AdSense attack that forced banking trojan on Android phones
#1685 TrickBot banking trojan adds new browser manipulation tools
#1684 IPv4 addresses exhausted, networking standards must support IPv6
#1683 Google releases supplemental patch for dirty COW vulnerability
#1682 Microsoft patches zero-day disclosed by Google
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