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Meta discovers more than 400 Android and iOS malicious apps

Updated on 2022-10-10: Meta discovers malicious apps

Meta’s security team said on Friday that it discovered more than 400 Android and iOS apps that contained hidden functionality meant to steal Facebook account credentials. The company said the apps were disguised as legitimate applications, some were hosted on the official Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and that more than one million Facebook users installed the apps and are currently being notified to change their account passwords. Read more: Protecting People From Malicious Account Compromise Apps

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Facebook will be alerting 1 million users that they may have inadvertently disclosed their login credentials to malicious iOS or Android apps, following Meta’s security report on 400 malicious apps. Read more: Facebook warns 1 million users about apps trying to compromise accounts

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