Crypto wallets may be at risk after detecting malware targeting 2FA two-factor authentication
Crypto wallets may be at risk after detecting malware targeting 2FA two-factor authentication

By SmartNews | Technology | 29 Feb 2020



There is now a new malicious program called "Cerberus" targeting Android-based smartphones by stealing passwords provided by the Google Authenticator application, according to what was mentioned in a new cyber security report prepared by ThreatFabric


As the research group stated, “Cerberus” can do something that only a very few other Trojans can do from the ability to mess with the Google Authenticator application and steal its one-time codes that are often used to secure access to bitcoin wallets or currency trading platform accounts. Encoded digital.

So far, this Google app is thought to be the best protection and much more efficient than SMS based security codes.

The “ThreatFabric” report says that recent versions of Troy have improved significantly and that their functionality is now close to remote operating Trojans and believes that the latter is a very powerful type of malware.

The researchers say that, until now, no warning has been shared regarding the promotion of Trojan programs on hacker forums, this may happen in the near future.



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