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Google Play apps downloaded 300,000 times stole bank credentials

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Researchers said they’ve discovered a batch of apps downloaded from Google Play more than 300,000 times before the apps were revealed to be banking trojans that surreptitiously siphoned user passwords and two-factor authentication codes, logged keystrokes, and took screenshots. The apps—posing as QR scanners, PDF scanners, and cryptocurrency wallets—belonged to four […]

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Apps with 5.8 million Google Play downloads stole users’ Facebook passwords

Enlarge (credit: Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Google has given the boot to nine Android apps downloaded more than 5.8 million times from the company’s Play marketplace after researchers said these apps used a sneaky way to steal users’ Facebook login credentials. In a bid to win users’ trust and lower their guard, the apps […]

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“Joker”–the malware Which signs up You for Expensive services–Gains Android markets

Expand (charge: gateway gda / Flickr) September was a busy month due to malicious Android programs, with heaps of these from one malware household alone flood either Google Play or third party niches, researchers in security firms said. Called Joker, this household of malicious programs has been assaulting Android users because late 2016 and more […]