Mac App Store apps are stealing user data

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    Posted: September 7, 2018 by Thomas Reed There is a concerning trend lately in the Mac App Store. Several security researchers have independently found different apps that are collecting sensitive user data and uploading it to servers controlled by the developer. (This is referred to as exfiltrating the data.) Some of this data is actually being sent to Chinese servers, which may not be subject to the same stringent requirements around storage and protection of personally identifiable information like organizations based in the US or EU.

    The list, from the article:
    • Dr. Cleaner
    • Dr. Antivirus
    • Open Any Files: RAR Support
    • Adware Doctor

    Link to full article:
    https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2018/09/mac-app-store-apps-are-stealing-user-data/
     
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