The Apple and Google app stores are a sinkhole for malware, and the victims are Facebook users. Watch out if you receive an email or message from Meta these days.
Goal has denounced the existence of 400 iOS and Android apps that contain a malware that steal facebook password. So much Google Play Store as the Apple App Store they keep letting go Malware apps. So be wary every time an app asks you to log in with a Facebook account.
Along with the filters that Google and Apple apply to admit an app in their stores, which as shown are far from perfect, Meta also has a Threat Disruption Department. Your manager, David Agranovichhas issued a statement announcing the possible 1 million Facebook passwords stolenthrough 400 malicious apps that they have detected.
Specifically, it is about 355 applications on Android and from 47 applications available on iOS, all available in the respective stores Google Play Store Y app store from Apple.
The old scam that infects 400 iOS and Android apps
The scam is as old as mobiles, to the point that it is incomprehensible that it continues to happen.
According to David Agranovichthese apps advertise very popular and demanded functions: from applications of Lantern for mobile parts photo editors or games, camera filters, new emojisetc.
Precisely as much Android What iOS They included a flashlight years ago natively in the operating system, to avoid these hacks. But even if you have a native flashlight on your mobile, it is enough for an app to advertise itself as “the most powerful flashlight” for a million people to download it.
The same happens with camera filters, new emojis, or photo editors. Instead of using proven and quality apps, people get tired quickly and are always looking for new apps… without checking if they are reliable.
These malicious apps offer attractive features, but ask you log in with a Facebook account to use them. And here is the catch. They ask you to log in not to the original Facebook website, but to a clone that looks the same, but is not Facebook. If you enter the keys, they are stolen, and they can access your account.
As Agranovich himself explains, if a flashlight app asks you to log in with Facebook, get suspicious. What does Facebook need to use a flashlight for?
Goal is sending emails and messages to people who have used this 400 apps infected with malware for iOS and Android. The app stores have already deleted them. Altogether more than one million Facebook users whose passwords will have been stolenif they are logged in within the apps.
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