Android 'spoofing' bug helps targets bank accounts

Android 'spoofing' bug helps targets bank accounts

Android 'spoofing' bug helps targets bank accounts

By Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News 2 December 2019
Image copyright Google Image caption The loophole was found when a security firm probed how bad apps stole cash

A "major" security weakness in Google's Android software has let cyber-thieves craft apps that can steal banking logins, a security firm has found.

The bug lets attackers create fake login screens that can be inserted into legitimate apps to harvest data.

More than 60 financial institutions have been targeted by the technique, a survey ..