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Fake Android Apps Use Imitation To Spread Malware: What You Need To Know

A slew of popular Android apps are being used as carriers for a fairly popular form of malware targeting banks. The method is, of course, not unheard of. Various malware over the years have disguised their true intentions using the names of beloved and trusted services, with this latest malware simply the most recent example. Here's what you need to know.

The art of deception has always prevailed in the mobile world. For a malware maker, a surefire way to maintain unimpeded access to a device is if the owner themselves lets the malware in. Throughout the years, malicious parties have developed many ways to do just that. Recently, a deceptive app pretended to have access to premium Netflix content from other countries. The malware, once installed, obtained a user's credentials and even monitored the activities of the device it's installed in. Though the app was on the Play Store for only two months, it garnered around 500 downloads. Deceptive malware can still find its market even in 2021.

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