Popular Apps on Google Plays Store Removed for stealing Facebook passwords. Ever since they became very popular, the app stores became one of the most common and highly advised ways to get apps for various platforms. Official app sources just like the Apple App Store and Google Playstore that offer a selection of software and games that happens to have passed their scrutiny, offering a sense of security that these apps are safe for use.
Popular Apps on Google Play Store Removed
Unfortunately for Google, the credibility of the sanctioned Android app marketplace has been put right in question repeatedly. And an incident shows how popular apps get to still pose a security risk for all their users.
Google Play Store houses a lot of apps for varying qualities. There are, of course, popular apps from big names. But once in a while, a few obscure utilities rise above apps that are nearly identical. Unfortunately, just because they happen to have downloaded a lot or millions of times means they are what they claim to be.
Password Stealing Apps on Google Playstore
Dr. Web reveals around nine apps on Google Play Store that were specifically designed for one purpose. Offering an actually useful and valid functionality. These apps houses trojans that fooled users right into offering their Facebook credentials so that the apps’ developers. Or at least the authors of the malware could then compromise those users’ social media accounts.
Google Reviews on the Apps
The apps also happen to be taken from Google Playstore, but only after the apps were discovered and reported. Unfortunately for all the users of the apps, it might be too late. All the users are advised to scan their phones and reset their Facebook passwords.
Hopefully, Google would be able to make use of data from this incident to further provide improvement to Google Play’s machine learning and block similar apps right before they would be able to get in.