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China’s “Great Firewall” may have been partly to blame for the first major attack on Apple Inc.’s App Store, but experts also point the finger at lax security at some big-name Chinese tech firms and at how Apple supports developers in its second-biggest market.

A malicious program, dubbed “XcodeGhost,” hit hundreds — possibly thousands — of Apple iOS apps, including products that are made by some of China’s most successful tech companies and are used by hundreds of millions of people.

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