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iPhone owners: Beware of fake-app attack

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If you own an iPhone or iPad, be careful not to fall for a new fake-app hacking attack. You may be surprised how easy hackers can trick someone into downloading a bad app. To make matters worse, these bad apps can overwrite an existing app icon, disguised to look like an app you trust. This CNET Update explains the scam and how to avoid it:

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