A warning has been issued to all Apple and Android phone users regarding apps that might empty their bank accounts

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The NCSC’s Technical Director, Ian Levy, said app stores “have a responsibility to protect users and maintain their trust”. “Our threat report shows there is more for app stores to do, with cyber criminals currently using weaknesses in app stores on all types of connected devices to cause harm,” he explained. He added: “I support the proposed code of practice, which demonstrates the UK’s continued intent to fix systemic cybersecurity issues.” The NCSC said the proposed code of practice would help reduce the risk of malicious apps reaching consumers.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a warning about malware-infected apps that could leave you out of pocket. Every Apple and Android phone user has been warned about apps that could empty their bank accounts. Every Apple or Android phone user has been warned about apps that could empty their bank accounts (Image: AP/PA photowire service). Every iPhone and Android user has been warned about a potentially dangerous hidden app. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a warning about malware-infected apps that could leave you out of pocket.

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  • I tried the ‘best breakfast in Birmingham’ – and one simple little touch left me speechless They propose placing new security and privacy requirements on app developers as well as app stores, including compelling stores to have a vulnerability reporting process for every app and requiring more transparency from apps as to why they want access to personal information such as contact lists or a user’s location.

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