Another day, another fake cryptocurrency app on Google Play.
A gaggle of Brazilian EOS EOS builders, known as EOS RIO, has warned customers somebody is attempting to unfold a fake model of its cryptocurrency wallet app on Google Play.
While the app poses as the actual factor (and claims to have been developed by “EOSRIO”), EOS RIO has issued a statement to make clear that its official app is yet to make its option to the Play retailer.
EOS RIO claims to have taken the suitable steps to have the app faraway from the Play Store. Hopefully, this can forestall customers from having their cryptocurrency doubtlessly stolen.
It stays unclear what number of instances the fake app was downloaded, nevertheless it seems it has been faraway from Google Play (or at the least it doesn’t seem on the Dutch model of the Play Store). In any case, you would possibly need to keep away from any SimplEOS wallets on Google Play in the meanwhile.
Typically, fake wallet apps seek to steal customers’ credentials in makes an attempt to pilfer their cryptocurrency. Such malware normally targets delicate information like your username, password, and even your personal key.
In an identical case, YouTube personalities, the Hodgetwins, had over $eight,000 price of cryptocurrency stolen from them after utilizing a third-party EOS wallet discovered on the Apple App Store. Shortly after the story picked up momentum, Apple quietly eliminated the suspicious wallet from the platform.
To hold your gadgets safe, be certain that to obtain software program solely from trusted builders – and all the time test test what evaluations customers have left, they normally warn if apps ought to be averted.
Published November 9, 2018 — 13:31 UTC