Side-loading applications are a threat to consumers, says Apple Corps
Silicon Valley: Apple has declared side-loading applications a security risk.
Apple claims that allowing developers to distribute apps outside of Apple’s official App Store could pose a serious security threat to its users.
According to a report released by Apple, the company is strongly opposed to allowing so-called side-loading applications, which could lead to ransomware and financial fraud, as well as other security concerns.
Apple’s statement comes as it faces intense pressure from regulators and developers over the App Store and is awaiting the outcome of a legal battle with Epic Games, in which Game Studios told Apple Has been accused of wrong terms and conditions.
Epic Games has no secrets to creating a competitive storefront, but Apple does not allow third-party app stores to be downloaded to its App Store. In addition, Apple is investigating its App Store policies in the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. And for the past year, many developers have been raising their voices against the so-called ‘Apple tax’.
Similar allegations have been made against Apple’s main rival, Google, which has a bad relationship with Epic Games, while Apple also has concerns about the upcoming EU regulations for digital markets, the side-loading app on Apple. Can be activated.
Apple’s report also said that allowing side-loading apps to reduce the security of the iOS platform could pose a serious security threat to users, and that hackers or scammers could misuse these apps to protect users. Misleading and can violate iPhone’s security features and privacy.