by Ben Cost at New York Post
Here’s how to avoid an app-ocalypse.
Tech-sperts are warning smartphone users to delete 17 popular finance apps that have been found to be infected with malware. These digital Trojan horses have the potential to steal sensitive data from your phone, such as financial information.
Known as SpyLoan apps, these problematic apps have been prevalent in Google’s Play Store — and some have been discovered in Apple’s App Store as well, Forbes reported last month.
“Since the beginning of 2023, [our] researchers have observed an alarming growth of deceptive Android loan apps,” Lukas Stefanko, of the cybersecurity firm ESET, wrote in a post.
He explained that these insidious apps — which can also be found on scam websites and in third-party app stores — masquerade “as legitimate personal loan services, promising quick and easy access to funds.”…Continue Reading