Urging users of Android smartphones and tablets to check installed apps after discovering a new app from the Play StoreGoogle PlayEquipped with money-stealing malware, according to a report RT .
Security experts issued a warning about the TeaBot The malware, which is rapidly spreading around the world, is designed to steal passwords for bank accounts.
and find out TeaBot For the first time at the beginning of 2021, but it is now witnessing a recovery, and the team says in Clean They discovered a new app related to TeaBot To make matters worse, this QR code reader, named QR Code & Barcode ScannerAvailable for download from the Google Play Store.
Once installed, the app uses a clever trick to infect the phone by asking users to install an innocent-looking update.
However, unlike legitimate apps that perform updates through the official Google Play Store, this program comes via an unofficial source that helps it bypass Google’s strict security measures to protect Android users” from malware such as TeaBot.
This is how malware gets into your system, and from there the malware takes control and starts trying to get various permissions, including the option to view and control the screen and view and perform actions without the owner’s knowledge.
If granted, these permissions are then used to retrieve sensitive information such as login credentials, SMS messages and two-factor authentication codes from the device screen. QR Code & Barcode Scanner It seems to work well and has already received good reviews from Google Play users.
This makes spotting the problem more difficult because many Google Play Store users will be completely oblivious to what the app can do.
And if you think you have installed this app, it is a good idea to remove it and check all the permissions that it might grant without your knowledge.
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