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Fake Heart Rate Scanner App Slipped Into Apple's App Store

15 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Image credit - 9to5Mac Want to be able to measure your heart rate using your iPhone? There are apps out there such as Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor that relies on the camera and flash to try and measure your heart rate. But could your heart rate be read by placing your finger on the Touch ID fingerprint scanner? That's what a scam app tried to convince users to do. It was recently revealed that a fake heart rate scanner app had made its way past Apple's App Store review process and was listed in the store, where it was apparently charging customers a whopping $90 for it. Now for the most...
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'Heart Rate' app scam shakes iPhone users out of $90 by taking pulse with Touch ID

'Heart Rate' app scam shakes iPhone users out of $90 by taking pulse with Touch ID

15 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Here is an app scam for the age, and on iOS at that. The since-removed "Heart Rate" entry in the App Store has been tricking people into measuring their pulse by utilizing the Touch ID module on older iPhones. There are plenty of third-party options that take your heart rate by using the rear camera, for instance, so the Touch ID pulse "innovation" might have flown over the head of its users.
It turned out, however, that while measuring your pulse, the app is also trying to make you authorize an in-app purchase. Apple's review process allows the IAP amount to be changed ...
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