Security is something the Cupertino company takes very seriously in all areas. One of them is its own app store, the App Store. And he is exactly in this place where Apple released some surprising results, which are subject to content reliability and fraud prevention. Do you want to know what this is? In this post we tell you!
Apple’s four corners of the App Store
This new achievement for Apple is based on four distinct elements. On the other hand, there are fraudulent developer accounts. On the other hand app evaluation. Side by side, fake reviews follow, and finally credit card app payments fraud. So, since the company has provided numbers, let’s see what each one consists of.
applications as a starting point
As the company itself explains, it was eliminated in the past year 2022 428,000 developer accounts. In the same way, they announced that this number decreased from 802 thousand accounts that were deleted in 2021, thanks to the new verification and security protocols that they implemented. In the same way, 105,000 applications were rejected from users who could no longer access the Apple Developer Program due to suspicion of fraud (before registration). But developers are not the only focus against malicious activities, since 282 million customer accounts have been deactivated For misconduct within the App Store.
One of the most common bad practices is to publish unsafe apps. Before one of them is published, it is evaluated. Thanks to this measure, 400,000 applications were rejected for not exceeding Apple’s privacy requirements. Within this first account, over 150,000 were dropped for being spam, and 29,000 for hiding jobs. The total number of unpublished apps is over 1.7 million.
What happens to applications already published
Apple’s lights aren’t just turned on before apps are published. But also once it has already appeared. And one of the most common misconceptions was found in reviews. neither more nor less than 147 million ratings and comments is what they removed. Fake accounts posting reviews or bots that have tried to cheat this system are the main criteria for deletion.
Payments and associated systems are also the focus of the company. First of all, payments from 3.9 million credit cards, which have been canceled, have been exposed. Among all these transactions, we must add 714,000 canceled accounts to prevent them from doing the same thing again. What is the total value of the fraud prevented? $2.09 billion in transactions that no longer occur. And all this dance of characters, only inside the App Store.
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