Two iOS fitness apps found to steal from users

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The pair--named "Fitness Balance App" and "Calories Tracker App"--have been removed from the Apple App Store.

Both employed the same technique: when new user would start the app eventually it would ask the user to use TouchID to keep the data private. This would be followed immediately by a screen which would authorize a payment of $119.99. If the user had setup their iPhone with a credit card, then after a second the payment would clear. Otherwise it would persist with requests for payment.

Before being removed these apps had 5-star ratings, obviously having loaded the App Store with those ratings.
ukimalefu Wasn't me
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scammers are smart, even if it's a suspicious request by a fitness tracker

I don't even have an iDevice, but I want to see those people in jail. Not simply the apps being removed.

And I wish "apple ninjas" were a real thing.
No way I am putting my CC info on my phone.
Android pay has a review and confirm screen that you have to tap accept on before it asks for your fingerprint or pin. Just saying.
Donkey Butter jerk face
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if there was one company that I would NEVER trust my cc info with, it's Google.
fiddlesticks that human waste. Is it that hard to whip out the actual card?
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fiddlesticks that human waste. Is it that hard to whip out the actual card?

Beh, my grandma does that. It's the 21rst century over here
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Two iOS fitness apps found to steal from users