Security researchers are now warning Android phone users about a malware strain that can withdraw and obtain one-time passcodes by extracting it from the Google Authenticator app. The Google Authenticator app is a two-factor authentication security layer that creates a 6 to 8 digits long code to enter on various online accounts. The Android malware, Cerberus, has an OTP-stealing capability that steals 2FA codes from Google Authenticator.
When the app is running, the Trojan collects the content of the interface and sends it to the command-and-control server. A feature called RATs on the trojan allows the trojan to bypass the Authenticator, giving access to all types of private accounts including email inboxes, social media accounts, and coding repositories.
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