Android malware tricks you into giving your password by mimicking Uber's UI
06 January, 2018, 02:55 | Author: Martin Tyler
What makes the malware particularly risky is that even if the user denies permission or administrative right or tries to kill the process on the device, "it keeps throwing continuous pop-ups until the user activates the admin privilege", said Mane. As the name implies, it pretends to be another app to steal data. When the user goes to login with the information, it is sent to a remote server controlled by the attackers.
"The Fakeapp variant we found had a spoofed Uber application user interface (UI) which pops up on the user's device screen in regular intervals until the user gets tricked into entering their Uber ID (typically the registered phone number) and password", Symantec explains. This activity is created using a deep linking technique which allows redirecting to the URL of the real app. Users should also refrain from downloading apps from unfamiliar third-party websites. It also has a global reach, as Uber operates in more than 80 countries around the world.
"To avoid alarming the user, the malware displays a screen of the legitimate app that shows the user's current location, which would not normally arouse suspicion because that's what's expected of the actual app", Symantec threat analysis engineer Dinesh Venkatesan wrote in a statement. If the customers try to open the fake notifications, they are asked to enter the login details. They see a current location and can start searching for Uber to drive to the needed place. Thus, Android malware attack might lead to money loss and other privacy-related issues.
Fake Uber app screens for users to enter their registered mobile number and
The gateway for the malware isn't believed to be the Google Play store itself, rather comes from downloading applications from third-party websites, and isn't thought to be widespread.
Still, it's a good reminder for users not to download apps from untrusted sources - sticking to the Google Play store is a good idea - and to expect sophistication from malicious apps.
In order to protect against falling victim to FakeApp, Uber recommends that users only download apps from the official Android marketplace.
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Nevertheless, security experts say that mobile malware hasn't affected many Uber users; it is still advised to remain vigilant and pay more attention to cyber security.
Read user reviews and comments outside the app store. Thus, you should do your research.
As an extra precaution, go through the list of permissions every app requests from you during installation.
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