This fake Uber app hijacks your password and covers its tracks

FAST COMPANY | on Wed, Jan 3, 6:00 PM

A new imposter app for Android pops up a screen that resembles a user’s Uber login screen in order to steal their username and password, before automatically spawning the real Uber app so the user won’t realize anything’s amiss.The security firm Symantec, which discovered the fake Uber app, says it’s a variant of a type of malware it calls Android.Fakeapp[1]. Earlier versions have impersonated other popular apps[2].The creators of this version”got creative,” Symantec’s researchers write, with...

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