Warning from LastPass: A Fake App has been Discovered on Apple App Store

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Warning from LastPass: A Fake App has been Discovered on Apple App Store

LastPass, a password manager, has issued a warning on a deceptive application named “LastPass Password Manager” that was discovered on the Apple App Store.

The program faithfully replicates the branding and visual design of LastPass, including its interface. Although the name may have been unintentional, it is evident that this was a deliberate effort to deceive consumers who were installing the counterfeit application.

The counterfeit application may be identified not only by its name but also by many typographical errors included in the screenshots.

Additionally, the software attributes its development to Parvati Patel and claims that its privacy policy is housed on bluneel[.]com. LogMeIn, Inc. is the official developer of the authentic LastPass application.

Utilizing a legitimate password manager enhances security; however, relying on a fraudulent program does not. Storing your passwords in an untrustworthy app might lead to several problems, such as identity theft.

Although we have not conducted tests to verify whether the app transmits your credentials to a third party, it is prudent to assume that it indeed does so.

The impostor in the App Store falsely asserts to have gained the trust of more than 1 million users and over 10,000 enterprises, a claim that is evidently incorrect and likely plagiarized from LastPass.

LastPass claims that it is:

“… actively working to get this application taken down as soon as possible, and will continue to monitor for fraudulent clones of our applications and/or infringements upon our intellectual property”

 

However, as at the time of writing, the program was still accessible in the Apple program Store.

About The Author:

Yogesh Naager is a content marketer who specializes in the cybersecurity and B2B space.  Besides writing for the News4Hackers blog, he’s also written for brands including CollegeDunia, Utsav Fashion, and NASSCOM.  Naager entered the field of content in an unusual way.  He began his career as an insurance sales executive, where he developed an interest in simplifying difficult concepts.  He also combines this interest with a love of narrative, which makes him a good writer in the cybersecurity field.  In the bottom line, he frequently writes for Craw Security.

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