Google removed an app from its Play Store, but not before it had been downloaded more than a million times. It has been found that the app, called PIP Pic Camera Photo Editor, contains malicious malware perfectly in able to steal Facebook credentials, including usernames and passwords. This could allow hackers to log into accounts, steal personal data, and send scam messages to contacts.
Until earlier this week, the software photo editing was still available for the download and installation, but Google has now blocked access after being warned of its risks.
If you’re one of the unlucky ones, it’s a good idea to delete the app from your devices and change your Facebook password without delay.
This threat was discovered by Dr. Web, which is not the only app of concern.
According to the latest report from the security company, there are four other apps that all contain malware in able to display unwanted ads, reduce battery life and even make unauthorized changes to the phone itself.
Apps include: Wild and Exotic Animal Wallpaper, ZodiHoroscope, PIP Camera 2022, and Magnifier Flashlight.
Some of these apps have now been removed from Google, as ZodiHoroscope and PIP Camera 2022 are no longer available for the download. As with all apps, before you start downloading anything to your device, it’s worth checking with the person who developed the software and then read as many reviews as possible.
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