Following reports that apps in the Apple App Store in China were hit with malware dubbed XcodeGhost, Mark Noctor director, EMEA sales at mobile application security provider Arxan commented on the ‘XcodeGhost’ attack on Apple’s App Store.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Mark Noctor, Director of EMEA Sales at Mobile Application Security Provider Arxan :

“The XcodeGhost attack is just one illustration of how easily applications can be modified and then maliciously packaged to unknowingly steal sensitive data or do other nefarious things. The question is not how this happened – exploits on applications will certainly continue, if not accelerate. The real question is ‘are there security measures that application developers and publishers should be taking today in order to help strengthen the security of their applications so that they can be trusted?’

The answer is yes. Hardening application code before the application is released into the wild is one proactive security measure that can be taken to help mitigate the threat of malicious hackers tampering with the code and reverse-engineering it. Code hardening also can also help maintain the integrity of an application so that the application can be trusted by consumers to perform as the developer and publisher intended.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About Arxan Technologies” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]arxanArxan provides the world’s strongest application protection solutions. Our unique patented guarding technology 1) Defends applications against attacks, 2) Detects at run-time when an attack is being attempted, and 3) Responds to detected attacks to stop them, alert, or repair. Arxan offers solutions for software running on mobile devices, desktops, servers, and embedded platforms — including those connected as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) — and is currently protecting applications running on more than 300 million devices across a range of industries, including: financial services, high tech/independent software vendors (ISVs), manufacturing, healthcare, digital media, gaming, and others. The company’s headquarters and engineering operations are based in the United States with global offices in EMEA and APAC.[/su_box]

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