Researchers found porn malware in Google Play children's games


Security firm Check Point today revealed it had discovered malware on the Google Play store disguised as children'™s games '” malware that gives kids ads not suited for their age group. Checkpoint'™s report on the malware warns it shows pornographic ads which would obscure the actual game, including one featuring a picture of Kim Kardashian '” fittingly, the code is called AdultSwine. In some cases, the virus would prompt users to download fake anti-virus software. In others, it would try to trick them into entering their phone number. According to Reuters, the ads appear in apps with titles aimed at kids, like 'œDrawing Lessons Lego Ninjago.' I'™m assuming the thought process is that kids will mindlessly click on a pop-up if they think it will get them back to the game faster '” not that adults don'™t do that, too. Indeed, these plots continue to be effective even today, especially when they originate in apps downloaded from trusted sources such as Google Play. We'™ve removed the apps from Play, disabled the developers'™ accounts, and will continue to show strong warnings to anyone that has installed them. We appreciate Check Point'™s work to help keep users safe. Updated with new information from Google. Razer built a mechanical keyboard the size of a table AppsGoogleGoogle Play Share Share Most popular 1 Test your fake British or American accent with this AI Tristan Greene 2 Skype finally gets end-to-end encryption, thanks to Signal Abhimanyu Ghoshal

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