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    How the cookies get your Facebook data on Android phone?

    A new Trojan virus (cookie) appeared, which will secretly hijack a user’s Facebook account on an Android phone. Criminals can take over the account to include links to malicious sites and to search and sell the victim’s data. The worst thing is that this virus can be on your own smartphone.

    The problem is that cookies are also used to make it easier to access certain websites. For example, if you signed up for your Facebook account and then closed your browser window, you do not have to enter your password a second time because you are identified by cookies. Cookies are stored in the browser for different periods, some for 30 days and others for up to one year.

    Of course, Facebook has some backups. If an unusual login to a user account is detected, a warning is usually sent. Unfortunately, the developers of the cookies have been thinking about it and the malware can convince Facebook that the login is from a device owned by the user, not from another country. Even more dangerous is that experts have not yet figured out how the virus will spread. It is not excluded that the cookie is saved in the Android phone software before the purchase by the user. The good news is that this malware has been detected and is now stored in the database. In contrast to browsers on your computer, you cannot delete or deactivate cookies with the Facebook application on the Android platform.

    How To Avoid Installing The Malware?

    To avoid this situation, you should be very careful when opening pages that are promoted on Facebook. If a friend sends you a private message or posts an entry with a suspicious link on your page, you are strongly advised to request confirmation that the link is legitimate. Write to your friend to make sure you only visit legitimate sites. If your friend doesn’t answer, never click the sponsored link.

    Delete Facebook Log-In Account From Websites

    Another practical function is logging in via Facebook account. Without the latter, this will become correspondingly more complicated. So first you have to open the list of websites where you used the Facebook login. You can find them in the settings for apps and websites.

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