Fake LastPass app makes its way onto App Store, nets 5-star review

Apple and its walled garden, aka the App Store, somehow let a sneaky app named “LassPass” (yup, not LastPass, but LassPass) slither its way through Apple’s defenses. The app, a doppelgänger of the legitimate LastPass password manager, was outed as a fraud and swiftly booted from the App Store. According to Ars Technica, Apple had to scramble to rectify this embarrassment, especially since they’ve been on a crusade to promote the App Store as the safest place on earth (or at least on the internet) for app downloads. LastPass themselves took to their blog to sound the alarm, warning users about the counterfeit app masquerading under their brand. The fake app even managed to snag a five-star rating on the App Store because why not add insult to injury? .stk-eda99a5{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-eda99a5-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-eda99a5-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}LastPass would like to alert our customers to a fraudulent app attempting to impersonate our LastPass app on the Apple App Store. The app in question is called “LassPass Password Manager” and lists Parvati Patel as the developer.  The app attempts to copy our branding and user interface, though close examination of the posted screenshots reveal misspellings and other indicators the app is fraudulent.   Now, you might be wondering how this happened. How did a fake LastPass app slip past Apple’s notorious app review process? dWell, details are as murky as the…Fake LastPass app makes its way onto App Store, nets 5-star review

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