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  • Android malware steals banking passwords and 2FA codes

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    Home Forums Code Red – Security/Privacy advisories Android malware steals banking passwords and 2FA codes

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        Security researchers at Cybereason are warning of a new mobile banking trojan that steals details from financial apps and intercepts SMS messages to bypass two-factor authentication mechanisms.

        According to experts who have examined the code of the malware, known as EventBot, it differs substantially from previously known Android malware – suggesting that it might be written by a new group of cybercriminals.

        Any malware that can harvest banking passwords and financial data, and waltz past protection mechanisms like 2FA, to break into accounts is obviously a concern, but what makes EventBot more troubling is the broad range of targets in its sights.

        EventBot targets a list of over 200 different banking and finance apps, most of which are designed for banks and cryptocurrency wallet services….

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        Paul T
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        As usual, you need to go to a 3rd party app site and install that “must have” app, then give it loads of permissions…

        cheers, Paul

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