NEW DELHI: Smartphones of today have access to our private data and keep the majority of our data, including our banking information, making them the most attacked devices by online scammers.
Researchers have recently found a new fraud in the form of banking malware. The new malware can steal a user’s login credentials, account numbers, and other financial information, putting one’s hard-earned money at risk.
Five Android applications have been detected and reported by Threat Fabric as top recommendations for immediate uninstallation. Let’s examine the five harmful applications that you should uninstall without hesitation.
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These five Android apps are exceedingly dangerous.
- Recover Audio, Images & Videos – 100,000 downloads
- Codice Fiscale 2022 – 10,000 downloads
- Zetter Authentication – 10,000 downloads
- File Manager Small, Lite – 1,000 downloads
- My Finances Tracker – 1,000 downloads
Security experts have been identified as the programmes infected by the trojan, and it is recommended that you delete them immediately if you are using them.
While File Manager Small and My Finances Tracker apps have approximately one thousand downloads on the Google Play Store, the remaining three have more than 10,000 downloads each, which is, to say the least, disturbing.
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“Such a method of distributing Android banking Trojans is extremely hazardous, as victims may remain unaware for an extended period of time and may fail to notify their bank of suspicious transactions conducted without their knowledge. According to the Threat Fabric research, it is crucial for organisations to detect malicious apps and their payloads, as well as unusual behaviour occurring on the customer’s device.
Countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Poland, and Spain have witnessed the dissemination of this trojan, and it is quite probable that the trojan will expand even further. Therefore, it is recommended not to download these applications, and if they have already been downloaded, the best approach may be to remove them and find a suitable alternative.
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