Warning over 25 apps that can steal your Facebook password

Android phone and tablet users are being warned about 25 apps which cab secretly steal your Facebook password.

The apps have been removed from the Google Play store but have already been downloaded more than two million times.

That means in order to secure your phone yo will need to delete the app – and you should change your Facebook login details.

The apps pose as everything from wallpaper providers and step counters to flashlights and video editors.

A new report by Evina, seen by ZDNet, has issued a warning.

ZDNet said: “The apps posed as step counters, image editors, video editors, wallpaper apps, flashlight applications, file managers, and mobile games.”

According to Evina, code hidden in the apps can detect which pages you’ve recently opened.

If this is Facebook, the app can overlay a web browser window on top of the official Facebook app and load a fake Facebook login page.

If you’re fooled by the fake page and enter your credentials, the app can log your data and send it to a remote server.

25 dangerous apps

Super Wallpapers Flashlight

Padenatef

Wallpaper Level

Contour Level Wallpaper

iPlayer & iWallpaper

Video Maker

Color Wallpapers

Pedometer

Powerful Flashlight

Super Bright Flashlight

Super Flashlight

Solitaire Game

Accurate Scanning of QR Code

Classic Card Game

Junk File Cleaning

Synthetic Z

File Manager

Composite Z

Screenshot Capture

Daily Horoscope Wallpapers

Wuxia Reader

Plus Weather

Anime Live Wallpaper

iHealth Step Counter

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