Meta detects 400 apps that are stealing Facebook login information from users


If you’ve ever logged into an app with your Facebook account, you may want to take steps to prevent it from getting hacked: Meta security researchers have identified over 400 malicious apps on the Google Play Store and Apple Store designed to steal users’ Facebook login credentials.

Meta has reported that the malicious apps range from photo editors to business utility apps. All of them require users to log in with their Facebook accounts. With the big difference that these applications only spoof the login function to steal login credentials.


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“If they enter their credentials, the malware steals their username and password. If the login information is stolen, attackers could potentially gain full access to a person’s account and do things like send messages to their friends or access to private information,” warned the company run by Mark Zuckerberg.

Meta has warned about these malicious apps

Meta has warned about these malicious apps

Goal

are no longer available

In an entry on its official blog, Meta has indicated that it has alerted both Google and Apple about the offending apps. Therefore, they are no longer available in their respective app stores. The problem is that it may already be late for many users.


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The company has also published a list of the applications. They can be viewed by clicking on the link.

What to do if I am a victim?

From Meta they have recommended users to reset their Facebook passwords, configure two-factor authentication and activate login alerts to receive notifications if someone accesses their account.



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