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Malware attacks App Store, Apple pulls infected apps

Apple continues to be a tempting target. Hackers find a way to infect high-profile, trusted apps with malicious code. One firm offers $1 million to anyone that can hack the new iOS 9 software for iPhones and iPads -- and not tell Apple.

The malware infection began before the apps even made it to the App Store.

Apple is removing numerous trusted, high-profile apps -- most of which are popular in China -- after many were discovered to be laced with malicious code. Watch CNET Update to learn how developers were fooled into building their programs with bad Xcode software:

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Apple is a juicy target for hackers, and one firm is offering a $1 million bounty to anyone that can crack the new iOS 9 software. Meanwhile, Apple releases a software update to the Apple Watch, giving it some much-needed improvements.

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