Android banking malware can steal Google Authenticator codes

A new version of the Cerberus banking malware has been found with a feature that allows it to steal Google Authenticator two-factor authentication codes, a serious security threat for users.

Google Authenticator is a software-based authenticator that offers 2FA keys to access accounts. How many companies use the service is not known, but it is popular particularly with financial and cryptocurrency services and can be used to log into Google itself.

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