Nine Android apps with a combined downloaded of over 5.8 million have been removed from the Google Play Store for stealing users’ Facebook credentials.
The apps are:
- PIP Photo
- Processing Photo
- Rubbish Cleaner
- Horoscope Daily
- Inwell Fitness
- App Lock Keep
- Lockit Master
- Horoscope Pi
- App Lock Manager
These fully functional apps performed their theft by requesting users to log into their Facebook account in order to disable in-app ads.
As a general cybersecurity and internet privacy guideline, never log in to one account in order to access another account or features of another account. The most common example of this is when a newly installed app requires creating a user account, and gives the option of creating an account on the app site, or using your existing Google account to log in.
What To Do If I’ve Installed One of These Apps?
- Uninstall the app.
- Change your Facebook password.
- If you do not already have it, enable two-factor authentication with Facebook.
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