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25 apps removed by Google for stealing Facebook login credentials

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Google, one of the giants of the search engine has taken down a total of 25 apps for misusing the login credentials of users on Facebook.

As per the cyber-security firms in French, Evina which is the new malware takes away all the login details from Facebook and can destroy your life online as well as offline.

As per Evina “Cybersecurity experts have been always working on removing the chances of fraud and recently it was brought to their attention that a new malware has been stealing the login credentials of users across Facebook. This could be used wrongly with all your details of digital real estate. In a huge number of popular apps, the malware was found embedded.”

This is the following list of the apps.

  1. Color Wallpapers             
  2. Pedometer        
  3. Super Wallpapers Flashlight        
  4. Padenatef
  5. Screenshot Capture       
  6. Daily Horoscope Wallpapers
  7. Wallpaper Level               
  8. Super Bright Flashlight  
  9. Video Maker     
  10. Plus Weather
  11. Anime Live Wallpaper
  12. Contour level wallpaper
  13. iPlayer & iWallpaper      
  14. Powerful Flashlight         
  15. Classic card game            
  16. Solitaire Game 
  17. Accurate scanning of Meade      
  18. Synthetic Z         
  19. Junk file cleaning             
  20. iHealth Step Counter
  21. File Manager     
  22. Composite Z      
  23. com.tgyapp.fiction
  24. Super Flashlight
  25. Wuxia Reader

 The cyber firm also stated that Google had to shut down all such applications immediately. Evina was able to successfully reverse-engineer the detected malware which helped to protect all the credentials of end-users against it.

Evina stated that there were over 25 lakh downloads from malicious apps.

The security firm also highlighted that if a user launches the application on the device, the malware puts forward the query as the name of the application and if it is a Facebook application, the detected malware itself launches a browser that would load Facebook at the same given time.

It also added that the display of the opened browser is in the foreground which puts forward the image that the application has launched it. As soon as you enter all the credentials in the browser, the execution of javascript will take place through malware. Followed by this, the malware would send all your details to the server.

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