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Terrifying malware on Google Play Store BREAKS through advanced security

August 1, 2019

By: Dion Dassanayake

ANDROID users have been put on alert about a terrifying new piece of malware found on the Google Play Store that can break through advanced security.

Android fans are being warned about new malware discovered on the Google Play Store which can bypass advanced security measures.

Android is one of the most used pieces of software in the world, with more than two billion devices running the Google mobile OS each and every month.

But Android users are no strangers to security alerts, with some recent widespread threats being circulated via apps found on the Goole Play Store.

Six Android apps that were downloaded a staggering 90million times from the Google Play Store were found to have been loaded with the PreAMo malware.

While another recent threat saw 50 malware-filled apps on the Google Play Store infect over 30million Android devices.

And now Android fans are being warned about a terrifying piece of malware that can bypass the advanced 2FA security protection.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) gives an extra layer of security, with users having to enter their password and a unique, one-time code.

The latter is sent via an SMS message or email, but this newly discovered malware can obtain this unique password – even without SMS or email permissions.

More: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1143651/Android-warning-malware-Google-Play-Store-security-June-23

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