The Google Play Store recently launched 25 apps that are stealing users’ login data through fake Facebook authentication pages. These Android malware apps cover a range of categories, from flashlights to picture editors, by opening what appears to be a Facebook login page in your browser in the background, prompting you to enter authentication details that the victim doesn’t even know is associated with the app.
In addition to stealing credentials, ad pop-ups, ad notifications, and other strange glitches can occur on your phone.
Google has removed these apps from the Google Play Store, but you should still check that any of the apps in the following list are installed on your device and make sure they don’t exist on your device.
Since these apps are downloaded from a trusted source (Googe Play Store), end users may have difficulty protecting themselves. One way is to install antimalware apps on your phone, and the other is to protect important accounts, such as Google and Facebook accounts, through two-factor authentication.