Meta issues warning as Millions of Facebook users’ passwords may have been compromised by malicious third-party apps. The company’s security researchers have published a new report warning people about more than 400 scam apps that were designed to hijack Facebook passwords.
According to the meta report, these seemingly harmless apps were disguised as “fun or useful” services such as photo editors, camera apps, fitness tracking apps, VPN services, and more.
These apps included an option to “Log in with Facebook” like many other apps to make it easy for you. However, these login features were just a means to steal Facebook passwords.
Meta’s Director of Threat Disruption, David Agranovich said that most of these apps had little to no functionality of their own. During a briefing with reporters, he said:
“Many of the apps provided little to no functionality before you logged in, and most provided no functionality even after a person agreed to login”