New Android malware bypasses multi-factor authentication to steal your passwords

A newly discovered form of Android malware steals passwords, bank details and cryptocurrency wallets from users – and it does so by bypassing multi-factor authentication protections.

The malware has been detailed by cybersecurity researchers at F5 Labs, who’ve dubbed it MaliBot. It’s the latest in a string of powerful malware targeting Android users.

In addition to remotely stealing passwords, bank details and cryptocurrency wallets, MaliBot can access text messages, steal web browser cookies and can take screen captures from infected Android devices. It can also get around multi-factor authentication (MFA) – one of the key cybersecurity defences people can use to protect themselves against cyber criminals.

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Source: ZDNet