Beware: Deceptive Smartphone Apps Targeting Facebook Logins

Meta has already identified more than 400 such malicious apps this year, which were available on Apple’s online store as well as Google Play for Android users. This was reported by Meta’s Director of Threat Prevention, David Agranovich.

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We have just released a new security study, which was conducted by our malware detection team, on more than 400 malicious iOS and Android apps. They were designed to steal Facebook login credentials, @DavidAgranovich wrote on his Twitter account.

How do malicious apps steal our passwords?

According to Meta Corporation’s security team, apps often ask people to log in using their Facebook account information to take advantage of promised features. With this data, they can steal usernames and passwords. They try to get people to enter their login information in such a way as to give hackers access to their accounts, Agranovich stresses.

More than 40 percent of the apps listed by Meta as unsafe included ways to edit or process photos and were even such simple functions that allowed smartphones to be used as flashlights, for example. The Facebook owner…

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