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Every iPhone and Android user warned about hidden app dangers that could cost you

CYBER security chiefs have warned every smartphone owner to watch out for shady apps used by hackers to steal money.

A threat report from the UK’s National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) – part of GCHQ – reveals that people’s data and money are at risk from rogue apps loaded with malicious malware.

Officials say more app stores can do to protect users

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Officials say more app stores can do to protect usersPhoto credit: Getty

Poorly developed apps can also be compromised by hackers who exploit vulnerabilities in software.

The government plans to introduce new rules to improve security around apps.

The NCSC’s technical director, Ian Levy, said that app stores “have a responsibility to protect users and maintain their trust.”

“Our threat report shows that app stores have even more to do as cybercriminals are currently exploiting app store vulnerabilities on all types of connected devices to cause damage,” he explained.

A government audit caught some developers not following best practices.

There are also concerns that well-known app stores don’t share clear security requirements with developers.

The proposed code of conduct aims to protect not only people using smartphone apps, but also smart devices, gaming consoles and TVs.

Developers and store operators making apps available to UK users would be covered, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Huawei, Microsoft and Samsung.

However, the rules are only voluntary.

Cybersecurity Minister Julia Lopez said: “Apps on our smartphones and tablets have improved our lives tremendously – making it easier to bank and shop online and stay connected with friends.

“But no app should put our money and data at risk.

“That’s why the government is taking steps to ensure app stores and developers are increasing their security standards and better protecting UK consumers in the digital age.”

But new code will only be voluntary

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But new code will only be voluntaryPhoto credit: Getty
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