Millions of Android users have been warned about compelling fake apps that STEAL your passwords

ANDROID smartphone owners have been urged to beware of fake apps posing as bank reward schemes.

The only person who really benefits from it is a secret hacker who uses it to steal sensitive information like passwords.

Users were advised not to download any shady app

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Users were advised not to download any shady appCredit: Microsoft

Microsoft actually uncovered the sinister plan and sounded the alarm.

It starts with an unexpected text message telling the target people that they have accumulated points on their credit card that are about to expire.

A link is supposed to take them to a website where they can download an app to spend their points – but you shouldn’t tap on it.

These apps are not what they claim to be and are actually riddled with shady malware technology that allows hackers to steal information and take control.

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Details from text messages, logs of who you’ve called, and private credit card information may be collected.

The fake app will actually ask for your credit card number, which should be an instant warning sign.

Cyber ​​criminals can also trigger worrying things like phone restart.

According to Microsoft’s expert investigation, this particular case concerns Indian bank customers.

But everyone should be aware of this as these types of tactics are easily spread around the world.

“We strongly advise users never to click on unfamiliar links received in text messages, emails or messaging apps,” the company said.

“We also recommend seeking your bank’s support or advice on digital options for your bank.

“Also make sure your banking apps are downloaded from official app stores to avoid installing malware.”

What is malware?

Malware is a shortened term and means malicious software.

They come in all shapes and sizes, like viruses, trojans and worms.

Cyber ​​criminals create and use them, mostly for their own financial gain.

Problems start with a fraudulent text message

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Problems start with a fraudulent text messageCredit: Microsoft

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