12. dec Android trojan takes advantage of Accessibility to send $1,000 from PayPal even w/ 2FA turned on

Android trojan takes advantage of Accessibility to send $1,000 from PayPal even w/ 2FA turned on

Tech News   |   12/12/2018 - 7:40am   |   by   |   92

Work is constantly underway to make Android a more secure ecosystem, but sometimes malicious third-parties still manage to find ways around it.

This week, a new Android trojan is making the rounds which can steal money from a PayPal account, even with 2-factor authentication turned on.

As explained by WeLiveSecurity, this new piece of malware has some big consequences for victims. At the moment, Google Play is not a source for this trojan. Rather, a battery optimization app is being used which is being distributed via third-party app stores. After the app is launched, users will see it immediately close out. Later, the app can ask for Accessibility by asking the user to “enable statistics.” Notably, this is something that Google wasn’t going to allow for apps uploaded to the Play Store. The company later backtracked on that decision.

Read more in the full article: 9to5Google

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