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Android malware can steal data from more than 2,000 apps

Author: Abigail Elise / Source: KCRA

Faketoken – a type of Android malware that was first identified a year ago – can steal private user data from more than 2,000 apps. The malicious software can also read and record victims’ text messages and phone calls.

Faketoken is especially dangerous because it’s virtually undetectable after it’s been downloaded.

The Trojan can create fake overlays that grab information from apps like the Google Play Store, Android Pay and apps used to book flights, taxis and hotel rooms. Once a victim launches an application, Faketoken covers the interface with a fraudulent overlay that records anything the user types.

Faketoken can hijack incoming text messages, which means hackers can access…

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