These apps steal your Facebook data: delete them now

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These apps steal your Facebook data: delete them now
These apps steal your Facebook data: delete them now

Google has announced the removal of about 25 malicious apps from Google Play. This comes after the French cybersecurity firm Evina discovered that these apps intended to hack the Facebook app on the devices on which it was installed.

This list of applications has a huge variety; flashlights, image editors, wallpaper apps, etc. The worrying thing is that according to Evina’s research, these apps have been downloaded and installed hundreds of thousands of times, and they may be perfectly fine on some of your devices.

All of these apps, while delivering on their promises, sought to steal your Facebook login credentials. In fact, all of these applications shared the same malicious code, so if you have any of these apps, you should uninstall them now.

These apps steal your Facebook data: delete them now

These apps steal your Facebook data: delete them now
These apps steal your Facebook data: delete them now

Super Wallpapers Flashlight

Padenatef

Wallpaper Level

Contour Level Wallpaper

iPlayer & iWallpaper

Video Maker

Color Wallpapers

Pedometer

Powerful Flashlight

Super Bright Flashlight

Super Flashlight

Solitaire Game

Accurate Scanning of QR Code

Classic Card Game

Junk File Cleaning

Synthetic Z

File Manager

Composite Z

Screenshot Capture

Daily Horoscope Wallpapers

Wuxia Reader

Plus Weather

Anime Live Wallpaper

iHealth Step Counter

com.tqyapp.fiction

The modus operandi of these apps is very simple. These apps contain malicious code that checks whether the Facebook app is open in the background. Then, they would display a browser tab with a fake login page in the open background app window for you to complete your login. This page would steal our data and send it to a remote server.

The servers are closed and according to Google, apps removed from the Google Play Store should be automatically deleted from the devices on which they were installed. However, it’s vital that you review your apps, especially if you’ve made the mistake of putting your data in those apps.

Check your passwords and permissions

 

Check your passwords and permissions
Check your passwords and permissions

If you have been a victim of this procedure, we recommend that you activate the 2-step Facebook verification and change your password immediately. It is also vital that if you use your old password for more services, you change it as well, since phishing and identity theft can occur from this theft.

It is vital that when you go to download an app, whether Facebook or any other, check the permissions it needs, a detail that can be seen in the Google Store before installing the app. You should reason why an app needs certain permissions. For example, a flashlight doesn’t have to access your contacts or calls, for example.

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Whenever you need to sign in through a web browser, confirm that the page is legitimate and check the page layout and all components, including text, color, and tabs. If they don’t match or you see something strange, you should leave the page as soon as possible.

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