Android phone users have been hit with another disturbing warning that could leave personal details in the hands of hackers. Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) security experts have discovered three popular apps that appear to have a serious flaw that could allow online crooks full access to vital data such as usernames and passwords. outmoded.
The apps, which are all available through the Google Play Store, have been downloaded over two million times, which is why this latest news is so serious.
All the software included in the warning offers the ability to turn Android phones into remote keyboards or mice for PC. It’s functionally very convenient, which is why the apps have proven so popular.
However, CyRC says its research revealed weak or missing authentication mechanisms and insecure communication vulnerabilities in all three apps. That means they could be easy to exploit with hackers and then able to use the apps to listen to keystrokes and see exactly what people are typing, like passwords, on their PCs.
It’s a pretty scary flaw and here is the full list of affected apps
• Versions Telepad 1.0.7 and earlier
• PC keyboard versions 30 and earlier
• Lazy Mouse version 2.0.1 and earlier
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Although the developers don’t appear to have wanted to release anything malicious, the apps remain vulnerable even though they have been notified of the issues.
CyRC confirmed to have contacted the creators of the applications several times, but did not receive a response.
It appears that all three apps remain in wide use, but they are not maintained or supported, and clearly security was not a factor when these apps were developed.
If you think you have them on your Android phone and are worried about the lack of security, CyRC recommends that you delete them immediately.
Speaking about the threat, Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) said, “We exposed multiple vulnerabilities in three apps that allow an Android device to be used as a remote keyboard and mouse for their computers.
“Lazy Mouse, Telepad, and PC Keyboard are keyboard and mouse applications that connect to a server on a desktop or laptop computer and transmit mouse and keyboard events to the server. The free and paid versions of these three applications have a combined total of over two million downloads from Google Play.
“CyRC recommends removing apps immediately.”