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Android malware allows attackers to hijack social media accounts


Researchers at Kaspesky have discovered two new Android malware modifications that, when combined, can steal cookies collected by user's browsers and social media apps to allow an attacker to discreetly gain control over a victim's accounts.

Cookies are small pieces of data collected by websites in order to track a user's activity online to create personalized experiences in the future. In the wrong hands though, they can pose a security risk because cookies use a unique session ID that identifies users without requiring a password or login.


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