Android malware impersonates top apps to steal data

TechRadar May 13, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: Malicious Android apps impersonating popular platforms like Google and Instagram are stealing sensitive information. Cybersecurity researchers found fake apps using identical icons to deceive users. The malware requests permissions to access data and control the device. To stay safe, download apps from trusted sources, check ratings and reviews, and be cautious of permissions requested during installation. Stay informed to protect against such threats.

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