Delete these Android apps before they steal your Facebook password and crypto
Here are just some of the apps you should uninstall ASAP
- Daily Fitness OL
- Enjoy Photo Editor
- Panorama Camera
- Photo Gaming Puzzle
- Swarm Photo
- Business Meta Manager
- Cryptomining Farm Your own Coin
If that list feels just a tad shorter than one you’d expect to include 240+ titles, congratulations, your basic math skills are on point. Joking aside, these are unfortunately the only new apps explicitly named and shamed by Trend Micro, which are basically offered as general examples of titles you should look to stay away from in principle.
The bad news is that doesn’t solve the obvious violation of privacy problem for all the Android users who installed these apps prior to this disclosure. In addition to deleting all the culprits on the above list you can find on your phone, it’s probably wise to change your Facebook password and any other login credentials for other popular apps and services you might have stored on your device while using these apps. Pronto!
What to watch out for going forward
It’s probably a good idea to stay away from sketchy or unpopular VPN, camera, and photo editing apps.
Of course, there are plenty of Android “photo editors” around with even higher user rating scores and higher installation numbers, and as much as you might like to be “original” and defy trends, it’s generally safer to opt for mobile tools and services verified and praised by as many people as possible.
That is, if you like to keep your Facebook credentials a secret from bad actors who might use them in all sorts of shady ways, including to try to break into other apps and services sharing the same password to steal even more info and then sell it to the highest bidder.