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Beware of this malware stealing your bank details

The new Trojan horse has been discovered in the Google Play Store. With a very simple technique, the latter was a powerful trap for your banking data.

This information comes from the Spanish media Engadget Android, Which found a major vulnerability in the Google Play Store. While Google’s online store is constantly updating its Play Protect program to prevent users from being trapped by malware, some hackers are eager to achieve their goals. This is especially the case with the application PDF + is the 169th most popular software in Europe.

If it presents itself as a simple application for opening PDF documents, the application actually hides a terrible malware: Once downloaded, the software is prompted Download the APK from Flash Player, Software not supported by Android since 2012. Once installed and launched, the duplicate application then asks you to access and communicate with all the data displayed on the screen. Obviously, this is a big scam, and it could expose your bank data, but also your personal data such as your passwords and logins.

Is Play Protect useful for anything?

More serious than the simple existence of a Trojan is the performance of Google Play Protect, which is thus being questioned. Engadget Android. According to the Spanish media, the more sophisticated technology would have completely passed between the meshes of the Android security system … once extracted, the APK 13 would have been detected as malware by the antivirus.

If Android allows APK downloads without going through the official store, keep in mind that there is an option to manually enable this type of download ban, thus avoiding being deceived. Especially for this reason Apple still refuses to open its App Store to unauthorized developers.

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