Google removes 25 apps for phishing on Facebook credentials – the complete list

Google has removed 25 apps for phishing on the Facebook login credentials of users.

As per French cyber-security firm, Evina the new malware steals Facebook logins and sends details to the server. These apps are nothing but very dangerous phishing apps.

“New ways of perpetrating fraud are regularly brought to the attention of our cybersecurity experts and we recently discovered a new malware that steals Facebook logins. This malware could effectively ruin your online and offline life by making off with the credentials of one of your most valued pieces of digital real estate. The malware was embedded in a large number of popular apps,” Evina wrote in a blog post.

How it happened?

It is the malware that takes control of your data and when an application is launched on your phone, the malware queries the application name. If it is a Facebook application, the malware will launch a browser that loads Facebook at the same time. The browser is displayed in the foreground which makes you think that the application launched it. When you enter your credentials into this browser, the malware executes javascript to retrieve them. The malware then sends your account information to a server.

Users were also not happy as it was evident with the comments on the Google Play Store app pages.

Google removes 25 apps for phishing on Facebook credentials

Apps List removed by Google.

Here is the list of apps that have now been removed from the Google Play Store:

  • Super Wallpapers Flashlight
  • Padenatef
  • Wallpaper Level
  • Contour level wallpaper
  • Iplayer & iwallpaper
  • Video maker
  • Color Wallpapers
  • Pedometer
  • Powerful Flashlight
  • Super Bright Flashlight
  • Super Flashlight
  • Solitaire
  • 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.tyapp.fiction

“We had Google shut down those applications. Evina managed to successfully reverse-engineer the malware which enabled us to protect end-users against it,” the cyber research firm said.

In other news, Google seems is finally getting around the most infamous feature of its Chrome browser, the battery It to correct the battery gobbling feature of the web browser, particularly on laptops and other portable devices. In fact, Chrome has been at the receiving end of judgment from it loyal users across a range of online platforms. It has been targeted by rivals including Microsoft, which also uses the Chrome engine for its Edge browser. Google will now integrate a new system that shuts down unnecessary JavaScript timers and trackers when a tab is in the background, such as those that check for the last scrolled position, to save on energy consumption and automatically increase the battery life.

Srikanth loves to write about technology, tech reviews, opinions.

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