Trezor Detects Fake Hardware Wallet on Google Play


Trezor has detected a fake wallet on Google Play that has already been downloaded by thousands of people.

January 18, 2021 | AtoZ Markets – The developers of the Trezor hardware wallet have warned Android users about the fake Mobile Manager Wallet app distributed in the Google Play store.

The company warned that the malicious application had nothing to do with Trezor or SatoshiLabs and recommended not installing it.

Fake Trezor hardware wallet app on Google Play has over 1k downloads

At the time of writing, the fake app is still available on Google Play and has been downloaded by over a thousand people.

Twitter users note that the creators of the malware faked positive reviews, raising the app’s rating to 4.7 points. In the comments, some complain that the application hangs after entering the seed phrase.

“Never share your seed phrase until the Trezor device asks you to,” the developers recalled.

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Also, the Trezor team has published a guide to using a hardware wallet for Android owners, which has been encouraged to be used as the only official manual.

As a reminder, at the end of November 2020, a fake application of the Uniswap decentralized exchange appeared on Google Play, which stole cryptocurrencies from users. One of them lost $20,000.

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