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Google removes nine apps for stealing Facebook password

Google removes nine apps for stealing Facebook password

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Google has removed apps with 5.8 million downloads from the Play Store that were stealing users’ Facebook login details. Google has banned the developers of all nine apps from the store, meaning they will not be allowed to submit new apps. The malware apps offered useful services like photo editing and framing, exercise and training, horoscopes and removal of unwanted files from Android devices. These malicious apps got their way around users' Facebook credentials by offering an option to disable in-app ads if they logged in from their Facebook accounts. According to a post published by security firm Dr. Web users who chose the option saw a Facebook login form that required them to fill in their usernames and passwords. The security firm further analysed the malicious programs to...