Android Apps were identified as stealing Facebook logins from ist users. According to Lifehacker's latest report, 25 malicious Android apps were removed by Google for its Google Play Store after a Facebook-hacking malware, contained in each application, was discovered by the French cybersecurity firm Evina.
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The report says that users should double-check their Android devices to make sure that the crappy apps were not downloaded or installed. Image editors, pedometers, flashlight tools, and many more were included in the list. It was claimed that although the malicious apps look different on the surface, performing their different features as advertised, they all contain the same malicious code built, which is used to steal Facebook login information of the users.
The malicious app will sneak a browser tab with a fake Facebook login page into the open background app's window after the bad-news apps checked if the user's Facebook app was open in the device's background.Here is the list of the 25 malicious apps that you should be aware of;
Super Wallpapers Flashlight
iPlayer and iWallpaper
Contour Level Wallpaper
Super Bright Flashlight
Classic Card Game
Accurate Scanning of QR Code
Junk File Cleaning
Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
Anime Live Wallpaper
iHealth Step Counter
25 malicious Android apps can hack your Facebook
According to Lifehacker, it still a must double-check if the apps are currently installed on your device, although Google Play should automatically remove the deleted malicious apps, especially if the user side-loaded anything on his/her device.
If you know that your device is affected by the malicious apps, you should enable two-factor authentication immediately by resetting your Facebook password and updating your security settings. To make sure there's nothing suspicious happening under the hood, you need to reminded to always check those app's permission; however, the mentioned malicious apps are using face Facebook login pages rather than doing anything untoward behind the scenes which is quite difficult to identify.
This means that checking your app permissions before downloading or installing any application is crucial to data security. However, you still need to be more careful even if the permissions seem fine. The safest way is to only log in through a social media platform's official app since there are plenty of phishing campaigns and malware apps that are trying to steal your social media account using fake login pages.