Malware Stolen Google Authenticator Codes on Android

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A cyber security company called Threatfabric has discovered new malware developed for the Android operating system. The company said in a statement on the subject that this malware could receive the codes found in Google Authenticator.

With the widespread use of smartphones and the Internet, the security of mobile devices has gained great importance. Because users perform all their transactions from banking to shopping through their smart phones.

It is an indisputable fact that mobile devices are one of the new targets of hackers. However, technology giant companies are aware of this situation and developed dozens of services to ensure the safety of users. One of the most popular of these services is an application called “Google Authenticator” developed by Google that provides 2-factor authentication.

2FA, that is, 2-factor authentication, is considered the most robust security of today. However, it is known that hackers have recently turned to methods that will exceed 2FA systems. Some reports even revealed that 2FA systems could be disabled by hackers. Now a new report shows that 2FA may not be as secure as before.

A cyber security company called Threatfabric has discovered new malware developed for the Android operating system. Experts who have done some research on this malware have found that hackers can obtain the code found in Google Authenticator through this software. Experts say that this malware is a serious threat to users.

In the statements made by the cyber security company, they say that this malware is not promoted on various forum sites, that is, it is still in the testing phase. However, experts who state that this malware is extremely critical, even during the testing phase, especially emphasizes that banking transactions are under threat due to this malware.

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Google often responds quickly to malware detected for the Android platform. So, this critical malware will be taken into action immediately, but it is not possible to talk about how it will work and what Google will take for this malware.


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