An Apple Insider claims that users should be more careful when using their iPhones and iPads since the official App Store might have some security flaws that could lead to a serious security breach.

An Apple Insider Warns People of iPhone and iPad: App Store Suffers From New Scam Disguised as a Kid Application
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A girl reacts as she tries an iPhone X at the Apple Omotesando store on November 3, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple launched the latest iPhone featuring face recognition technology, a large 5.8-inch edge-to-edge high resolution OLED display and better front and back cameras with optical image stabilisation today.

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Michael Gartenberg, the tech giant manufacturer's former Senior Director of Worldwide Product Marketing, confirmed that he believes Kosta Eleftheriou's previous reports about the possible security vulnerabilities that Apple App Store might currently have.

If you have no idea who Eleftheriou is, he is the founder of FlickType, a digital keyboard that can be downloaded through Apple's App Store.

On the other hand, Gartenberg also explained that these security issues could have some implications for all iPhone models and iPad flagships.

"I believe @keleftheriou has brought an important issue about the App Store to a mainstream audience," said Gartenberg via his official Twitter account.

"I hope Apple gets its act together soon. The ecosystem that is often praised is breaking at the seams IMHO," he added.

Why iPad and iPhone are not safe to use

Right now, the applications that people install on their iPads and iPhones come from Apple App Store. Forbes reported that Eleftheriou previously confirmed that the company's app publisher has some scams that could endanger users' sensitive info.

An Apple Insider Warns People of iPhone and iPad: App Store Suffers From New Scam Disguised as a Kid Application
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The new iPhone X is displayed during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3.

He added that one of these malicious acts disguises itself as a harmless app for kids. Eleftheriou found the scam after he used his own VPN on the said application and relaunch it in Turkey.

After that, the app revealed its true nature, which is an online casino. The alarming thing about this is that this app doesn't even use Apple's IAP.

Is the new scam app serious? 

Digital Information reported that the new scam app can evade Apple App Store's in-app acquisition system. This is currently a serious matter since the tech giant company confirmed that it is keeping a close eye on the apps that are being published on App Store, making sure that these applications are safe and secure. 

But, since App Store's security system is not 100% efficient, there are still some developers that are able to bypass it by using some sneaky methods. Right now, the best thing you can do is check the background of an app before you download it. 

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