Google has removed several Android apps from the Google Play Store after discovering the program were stealing Facebook login credentials…
Google is on a never-ending quest to rid its Play Store of bad actors. Despite the tech giants many efforts to keep malicious programs off the marketplace, malware and other nefarious apps still manage to evade detection. Fortunately, third-party security experts are also on the lookout and have recently discovered at least nine Trojan mobile applications that were stealing Facebook login details.
Google Removes Android Apps for Stealing Facebook Passwords from Google Play Store
The offending programs claimed more than 5.8 million installations before being identified. What’s more, they were very popular and used rather benign titles to more easily fool unsuspecting people into downloading them, like “Horoscope Daily” and “Rubbish Cleaner.” As with many of these types of bogus applications, they employed some clever hijacking techniques.