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iOS 14 detects other 53 apps snooping in on clipboard




Apart from TikTok, iOS 14 detects other 53 apps that are accessing the clipboard content on Apple devices.

Researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk initially discovered last March that some apps categorized under mobile games, social networking, and news are retrieving the text data stored in the clipboard. According to their recent interview with Ars Technica, the said apps haven’t stopped snooping in on the user’s clipboard.

Image credit: Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk

The recent feature added on the iOS 14 beta notifies users when an installed app is reading the last copied text in the smartphone’s clipboard.

According to the researchers, the apps, when opened, may share sensitive text data with other nearby Apple devices which has the same Apple ID. The clipboard is used for storing and pasting important information such as emails, passwords, and contact numbers.

Here’s the complete list of apps along with its respective BundleID:


News
• ABC News — com.abcnews.ABCNews
• Al Jazeera English — ajenglishiphone
• CBC News — ca.cbc.CBCNews
• CBS News — com.H443NM7F8H.CBSNews
• CNBC — com.nbcuni.cnbc.cnbcrtipad
• Fox News — com.foxnews.foxnews
• News Break — com.particlenews.newsbreak
• New York Times — com.nytimes.NYTimes
• NPR — org.npr.nprnews
• ntv Nachrichten — de.n-tv.n-tvmobil
• Reuters — com.thomsonreuters.Reuters
• Russia Today — com.rt.RTNewsEnglish
• Stern Nachrichten — de.grunerundjahr.sternneu
• The Economist — com.economist.lamarr
• The Huffington Post — com.huffingtonpost.HuffingtonPost
• The Wall Street Journal — com.dowjones.WSJ.ipad
• Vice News — com.vice.news.VICE-News

Games
• 8 Ball Pool — com.miniclip.8ballpoolmult
• AMAZE!!! — com.amaze.game
• Bejeweled — com.ea.ios.bejeweledskies
• Block Puzzle —Game.BlockPuzzle
• Classic Bejeweled — com.popcap.ios.Bej3
• Classic Bejeweled HD —com.popcap.ios.Bej3HD
• FlipTheGun — com.playgendary.flipgun
• Fruit Ninja — com.halfbrick.FruitNinjaLite
• Golfmasters — com.playgendary.sportmasterstwo
• Letter Soup — com.candywriter.apollo7
• Love Nikki — com.elex.nikki
• My Emma — com.crazylabs.myemma
• Plants vs. Zombies™ Heroes — com.ea.ios.pvzheroes
• Pooking – Billiards City — com.pool.club.billiards.city
• PUBG Mobile — com.tencent.ig
• Tomb of the Mask — com.happymagenta.fromcore
• Tomb of the Mask: Color — com.happymagenta.totm2
• Total Party Kill — com.adventureislands.totalpartykill
• Watermarbling — com.hydro.dipping

Social Networking
• TikTok — com.zhiliaoapp.musically
• ToTalk — totalk.gofeiyu.com
• Tok — com.SimpleDate.Tok
• Truecaller — com.truesoftware.TrueCallerOther
• Viber — com.viber
• Weibo — com.sina.weibo
• Zoosk — com.zoosk.Zoosk

Other
• 10% Happier: Meditation —com.changecollective.tenpercenthappier
• 5-0 Radio Police Scanner — com.smartestapple.50radiofree
• Accuweather — com.yourcompany.TestWithCustomTabs
• AliExpress Shopping App — com.alibaba.iAliexpress
• Bed Bath & Beyond — com.digby.bedbathbeyond
• Dazn — com.dazn.theApp
• Hotels.com — com.hotels.HotelsNearMe
• Hotel Tonight — com.hoteltonight.prod
• Overstock — com.overstock.app
• Pigment – Adult Coloring Book — com.pixite.pigment
• Recolor Coloring Book to Color — com.sumoing.ReColor
• Sky Ticket — de.sky.skyonline
• The Weather Network — com.theweathernetwork.weathereyeiphone

Some developers have pledged to release a new version of their app. Until then, iOS users are advised to be cautious when using the following apps.

Source: Ars Technica, via Engadget



Jewel is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. She's a writer by day and a cinephile by night.

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