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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1646 Phony Android Flash player installs banking malware
Security researchers warn that a bogus Flash Player app aimed at Android mobile devices has surfaced and is luring victims to download and install banking malware that steals credit card information and can defeat two-factor identification schemes.

Wells Fargo, Discovery Financial and Chase customers, along with services such as Skype, Snapchat and Facebook are targeted in these attacks. Fortinet researchers said Tuesday the phony Flash Player was spotted Oct. 21. While it is not available via the Google Play app store, it’s unclear how it’s being distributed.
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#1646 Phony Android Flash player installs banking malware
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