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Apple has avoided a record number of scams by deleting apps from the AppStore

Apple’s activity against malicious apps is intensifying and in 2021 alone the Cupertino house registered record results. In fact, according to what the company has made official, Apple has avoided $ 1.5 billion in scams thanks to a thorough “cleaning” of its store. Here are the details:

App removes 1.6 million apps from the AppStore, avoiding fraud for $ 1.5 billion

Over the course of 2021, Apple has removed approximately 1.6 million applications from the App Store that violated the company’s security policies and could potentially rob users. Removing these applications, Apple reveals, has allowed avoid around $ 1.5 billion worth of scams over the course.

Malicious applications could have tricked users into clicking on malicious links, using tricks to steal information and money. Removal from the AppStore has kept users safe, avoiding a huge number of scams. It should be noted that Apple also rejected around 534,000 applications of which over 157,000 were considered spam or imitations.

Note that Apple has confirmed that it has blocked 3.3 million credit cards likely stolen but register in the AppStore. In this way, the company was able to avoid even greater harm to users.

According to the company, “Apple’s continued commitment to protecting users from fraudulent activity demonstrates once again why independent and respected security experts have said the App Store is the safest place to find and download apps.”

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