October 31, 2020

Security Firm Says Over 3 Million iOS Users Installed Expensive “Fleeceware” Trial Apps

With the rise of smartphones as the primary digital interaction for most people, unscrupulous developers are finding more ingenious ways to scam people out of money. Take “fleeceware,” for example: a technique for signing up users for exorb...


With the rise of smartphones as the primary digital interaction for most people, unscrupulous developers are finding more ingenious ways to scam people out of money. Take “fleeceware,” for example: a technique for signing up users for exorbitant recurring subscriptions on near-useless apps. A security firm says these apps have been installed 3.5 million times on iPhones and iPads.

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