At the beginning of the month, Google removed another malware program used by hackers to steal cryptoLooks. Experts from Eset's IT Security Company have forced the company to find a fake MetaMask application on the Google Play Store.
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Lukas Stefanko published the news on the company's website last Friday (February 8, 2019). According to the publication, Eset's experts have found a malicious application "Android / Clipper.C, which is believed to be MetaMask. Like other scissors, this malicious software can also hijack the victim's clipboard to replace their Bitcoin or Ethereum address.
MetaMask allows users to use distributed applications (DApps) hosted on the Ethereum platform through a browser add-on without having to run the full network node. Currently, the service has no mobile application.
Android / Clipper.C is not the first MetaMask deployment app in the Play Store. In 2018, Google removed the previous MetaMask mobile app, which seems to have left room for many malicious reps of the service. Meanwhile, MetaMask announced in November 2018 plans to reboot its mobile app after the continued success of the browser add-on, which has more than one million downloads. MetaMask from phishing to clipping is indicative of the growing threat of crypto-phone theft by kidnapping the clipboard. In July 2018, Bitcoinist reported that clipboard malware malware monitors about 2.3 million Bitcoin addresses.
Since portfolios addresses are made up of many letters and numbers, most people copy and paste them when making transactions to avoid costly mistakes. These malicious apps are targeted to this practice by hijacking the clipboard of the user by replacing their addresses with those of the attacker. It is also essential for the addresses of the eyeballs before "pushing forward". Five minutes of due care can save you the loss of your valuable crypt. yourself by hijacking the clipboard ? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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