Some problems seem to persist on the App Store.
The information dates from March 2021. The company Avast then gave a list of 133 applications from the App Store which abused the subscription system to charge unreasonable amounts to their users.
A little over a year later, the VPNCheck site brings bad news. Experts explain that 84 applications on this list remain available in July 2022. In all, they total more than 500 million downloads and would have brought in 365 million dollars, which shows the extent of the phenomenon, which has nothing to do with it. ‘a detail.
Applications that are difficult to detect
Concretely, you are asked to take out a subscription to use these applications. Once launched, the price increases considerably the following month, and/or substantial supplements are billed to you to access certain features, which is unpleasant or even abusive to say the least. Clearly, your phone or your data are not endangered, but your wallet is.
These applications slip through the cracks of moderation because they contain no malicious code. VPNCheck states: “ The disconcerting ease with which these apps can be identified, with only public information, is borderline ridiculous. Just read some one-star reviews on the app store. We do not doubt for a moment that Apple will do what is necessary in the long term to solve the problem. But they have every interest in keeping the clocks ticking.”