Fake Netflix App Aids Phishing
Posted by finid
on October 14, 2011
Category : Quick Tips
Tags : android market place, phishing
A new Android phishing scheme posing as an unofficial Netflix app has been discovered outside of the official Android Market.
The app asks for users’ Netflix usernames and passwords and sends them to a phishing server. The app was not posted to the Android Market, so the risk for most users is quite low.
The Threat – When the app is launched, the user is presented with a login dialog requesting an email address and password. Instead of submitting those credentials to Netflix, the app collects the credentials and sends them to a remote server. This server now appears to be offline and unavailable. The app then presents an error screen to the user indicating incompatibility with the device.
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