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Bank Apps With Trojan Virus

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:31pm
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jimtaylor

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I don't normally rate Citizens Advice Bureau Spain because they often give inaccurate information. However, when I saw the following I checked it with the Spanish papers and a couple of the computer technology websites, and it appears to be accurate.

If you use the app from any of Caixabank, Bankinter, Bankia, BBVA, EVO Banco, Kutxabank or Santander, be careful.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/bank-apps-with-trojan-virus-warning/

LeckyLes

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Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:05pm

Thanks Jim, I hope everyone takes caution ! 

LeckyLes 

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Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:14pm

LeckyLes wrote on Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:05pm:

Thanks Jim, I hope everyone takes caution ! 

LeckyLes 

The banker has some concerns due to the expats.
"What happens if you die before the loan is paid off?" The banker asks.
"I'll send you a cheque from heavan, because God would want all my obligations taken care of," The expat answered.
"But what if you go the other direction?" the  Spanish banker queried.
"Then I'll deliver it to you in person." (as above).

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Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:19pm

Villas wrote on Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:14pm:

The banker has some concerns due to the expats.
"What happens if you die before the loan is paid off?" The banker asks.
"I'll send you a cheque from heavan, because God would want all my obligations taken care of," The expat answered.
"But what if you go the other direction?" the  Spanish banker queried.
"Then I'll deliver it to you in person." (as above).

V

😃

Villas you are Wicked ! . Better The Devil you know than The Devil you dont ! 

I hear a cue for a song there. Step up Sonia or Kylie 😏

LeckyLes 

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Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:42pm

LeckyLes wrote on Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:19pm:

😃

Villas you are Wicked ! . Better The Devil you know than The Devil you dont ! 

I hear a cue for a song there. Step up Sonia or Kylie 😏

LeckyLes 

You´ll never stopping loving me loving you! I can´t get use outa my head.

PM ......

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Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:48pm

Jim, I am sorry about this intervention in what is a very important thread.

However I do hope it brings traffic to the post and others take heed of your advice.

As for Villas.  Well, in keeping with the theme of the topic I think he is a Banker ( I am glad I spelt that correctly 🙂 ).

Well he most certainly is a Card. 

LeckyLes.

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Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:55pm

LeckyLes wrote on Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:48pm:

Jim, I am sorry about this intervention in what is a very important thread.

However I do hope it brings traffic to the post and others take heed of your advice.

As for Villas.  Well, in keeping with the theme of the topic I think he is a Banker ( I am glad I spelt that correctly 🙂 ).

Well he most certainly is a Card. 

LeckyLes.

Sorry (Jim) too. I´ve. Just had a beek with a wan.......... No sorry. I´ll start again..... A week with a banker.

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Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2019 5:51pm

I received the message from CAB but wasn't clear whether I should uninstall it (I'm with Bankia) or just be aware of anything suspicious when using it?

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Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 4:34am

All I could find about detecting it is:

¿Cómo detectar que un móvil está infectado? Cuando se lanza la app del banco, el efecto de la aparición de la pantalla maliciosa es similar a cuando se pasa de una app a otra en móviles Android. "Si miras entonces en la lista de apps que tienes abiertas ves una sin nombre como la más reciente, abierta después de la del banco", explica Palomares. Este tipo de ataque se llama overlay. Consiste en ponerse encima de la app bancaria mediante un permiso de Android. Google ha hecho que cada vez sea más difícil de lograr, pero sigue ocurriendo.

I'm not an expert on Android, and know nothing about Apple devices, but it seems that you won't actually see any difference. However, if you open the app and then tap the square overview icon to view what apps are open, you will see an app without a name if you are infected.

And I couldn't find any way of removing it.


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Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2019 5:39pm

A bit worrying 

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