Warning for Android users about malicious software that steals passwords
Security experts at Threat Fabric announced that they have discovered a malware that has the ability to steal passwords from about 226 applications.
The British Mirror newspaper published a report saying that experts called this virus Alien and that it is not new, but rather it is a new and developed version of a previous malicious program called Cerberus.
According to experts, if the virus infects an Android smartphone, it can carry out a number of dangerous measures, including fake logins, collecting passwords, and granting hackers access to the device.
Researchers have identified 226 applications targeted on Android phones, including Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, in addition to several banking applications. Unfortunately, it remains unclear how the malware can infect smartphones.
In the context, Jake Moore, a cybersecurity specialist at ESET, called on Android phone users to be careful about the applications they install on their smartphones, and said: “These malware are likely to be very dangerous and could cause significant and long-term effects on users. And their devices. "
However, Moore stressed, "The need to stay away from unknown and informal application stores when it comes to downloading new applications. In many cases, cybercriminals exploit these applications to hack into users' phones and steal their personal information and data."