A Trojan on Google Play. A popular QR code scanner was stealing passwords

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The Google Play Store is out of luck with Trojans hidden in applications. This time, the popular banking Trojan known as TeaBot was available again. The program under which he hid was downloaded by over 10,000. Android users.

Tom’s Guide was first informed about the fake application . The program called QR Code & Barcode , in addition to the QR code scanner, was supposed to contain the TeaBot banking Trojan. The latter is able to intercept not only login details for online banking, e-mail or social networking sites . It is especially dangerous because it can catch authentication codes that serve as protection against logging in using stolen passwords .

In order to hide the true purpose of the application, its creators have devoted their time to making it a real QR code scanner that will not arouse any suspicions among users. Hundreds of positive reviews prove this, most likely not fabricated, but actually coming from real Android users.

Although the application is no longer available in the Google Play Store, we still need to be careful and check that the program has not been installed on our smartphone. In the latter case, we should get rid of it as soon as possible. What’s more, if we have been users of this popular application so far, after uninstalling it, it is necessary to change all passwords.