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Under the pretext of a vision test, this pirated movie app surreptitiously entered the Apple App Store

<p>Users seldom ever download apps that are in violation of Google Play or the Apple App Store policies. Every now and again, however, they manage to elude critics and wind up being downloaded many times via the Play Store or App Store.</p>
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<p>One such example is the “Kimi” app on the Apple App Store, which according to The Verge streamed pirated movies and unexpectedly rose to the eighth spot in the trending list of free entertainment applications on the Apple iOS App Store.</p>
<p>When the app opened, it looked like a vision exam but instead offered users the option to download and view a library of movies and TV series. It’s interesting that nothing was concealed or used a misleading user interface; everything was clearly visible as soon as the page opened. The issue of how Apple App reviewers missed it is raised by this.</p>
<p>Notably, the Kimi app offered free movies and TV series with advertisements while claiming in its description to be a vision testing tool.</p>
<p>The application was released in September of last year and was operational up until the report published by The Verge. Since then, Apple has taken the software off from the software Store, so it can no longer be downloaded.</p>
<p>It’s important to remember that this is the second time in recent memory that an app of this kind has appeared on the App Store. The well-known password manager LastPass just warned customers last week about a fraudulent clone called “LassPass.” This faker used a similar UI, branding, and design to LastPass. The app’s potential danger persisted even after it was quickly withdrawn in response to the company’s worries. Users may have been placed at danger of being exploited by the dishonest developer if the phony program persuaded them to divulge passwords, IDs, and login information for several websites.</p>