Google Kicks Credential-Stealing Android Apps from the Play Store

A security firm called Doctor Web said nine Android apps with a collective 5.8 million downloads were removed from the Google Play Store for stealing Facebook credentials from their users.

The apps in question were basic utilities that offered image-editing capabilities, horoscope information, and performance optimization features. Doctor Web said the software actually functioned as intended, most likely so users would be more willing to trust them with their data.


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