Porn-Laden Gaming Apps Infiltrate Google Play

Porn-Laden Gaming Apps Infiltrate Google Play

Raising the bar for the "Enhanced for Android Wear" badge is not only good for consumers, since it makes it easier to find higher quality apps for Android Wear, it also helps developers by making their apps eligible to be listed on the top charts for Android Wear, as well as giving them a chance to be featured in Google's curated collections on the Play Store.

Researchers have found a batch of over 60 malware-carrying apps in Google's Play Store created to rob mobile users or show them pornography, all with a kid-friendly theme.

Check Point has a list of the affected apps in its research post.

In addition to displaying pornographic content, AdultSwine can also show pop ups that state a virus has infected the device, prompting the user to download another app claiming to be able to remove it.

Games like Fit Nights Survival Craft, McQueen Car Racing Game and Addon Pixelmon for MCPE are believed to be the most popular apps affected by AdultSwine.

In an email, Check Point said Google is usually quite successful when blocking malware on the Play Store.

Adult Swine Android Games Malware
Image Check Point

However, with the number of apps on Google Play estimated at more than 3m, according to Statista, lurking malicious code is sometimes spotted and reported only by users or cyber security firms.

One father complained to Google that the software had exposed his four-year-old son to "a bunch of thilthy (sic) hardcore porn pictures".

The company clarified that the inappropriate ads within the apps were not Google ads. It can throw up a fake virus warning screen and get the user to download cleaning software that would more effectively pwn the phone, trick people into sending premium SMS messages with the offer to win a prize or just throw up websites aimed at the amateur gynecologist.

The malware also sought to trick users into installing fake security apps, and could open the door for other attacks such as theft of user credentials, Check Point said.

When the malicious code is installed onto your phone, it waits for the user to unlock the device to start the malicious activity. Google also notes that it manually reviews ads and has strict category blocks to ensure children have a safe experience.

Kylie Jenner Is Reportedly in Labor and Giving Birth Right Now
It is also possible that she has been filming for upcoming episodes of " Keeping Up With the Kardashians ", but you never know. Sources who spoke with Us Weekly said that Kylie is, in fact, pregnant, and is now in good health.

Related Articles

  • You are only making America white again - Mahama jabs Trump

    You are only making America white again - Mahama jabs Trump

    As you can see near the end of the video, one of the attendees who stood by Trump as he signed the proclamation, answered her. They don't say Trump didn't say " shithole countries " and make other racist and vulgar remarks.
    Rain + Cold = Ice is the equation for this weekend

    Rain + Cold = Ice is the equation for this weekend

    We have a multi-faceted, highly impactful 24 hours of weather ahead with flooding rains followed by a flash freeze. Wind chill factors below zero will impact northeast Oklahoma through at least mid morning Friday .
    Trump Lawyer Arranged $130000 In Hush Money For Porn Star

    Trump Lawyer Arranged $130000 In Hush Money For Porn Star

    Clifford said in a January 10 statement, which she signed with her stage name, that neither the affair nor the payoff took place. Cohen said in a response to the newspaper that " President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms.
  • China natural gas imports surge in 2017

    China natural gas imports surge in 2017

    Chinese officials have threatened retaliation for any US penalties in closed-door meetings with American officials and companies. President Donald Trump's visit to China past year . "Appetite for imported iron ore from Chinese steel mills remains strong".
    Walmart boosts pay, closing some Sam's Clubs

    Walmart boosts pay, closing some Sam's Clubs

    But he agreed that Walmart should have led with the store closures, and discussed the raises and bonuses later. But raising wages is something you could argue Walmart needed to do even in a less-favorable tax environment.
    CES 2018: Why China's Huawei Won't Be Signing a Deal with AT&T

    CES 2018: Why China's Huawei Won't Be Signing a Deal with AT&T

    The refusal is the latest example of a Chinese company struggling to develop its United States business. But according to The Wall Street Journal , the carrier backed out of the deal without any explanation.
  • India thrash Pakistan by 7 wickets in Blind Cricket World Cup

    India thrash Pakistan by 7 wickets in Blind Cricket World Cup

    Sharp fielding and accurate bowling from India restricted Pakistan to 282 for 8 wickets in the stipulated 40 overs. The Green Shirts lead the points table after registering back-to-back victories against Bangladesh and Nepal.
    Olympic detente eases North Korean tensions

    Olympic detente eases North Korean tensions

    China said it has halted exports of steel, iron, industrial and transportation equipment to North Korea. This ministerial will enhance and strengthen all of the efforts under way.
    LG Introduces The World's First 88-Inch 8K OLED Display

    LG Introduces The World's First 88-Inch 8K OLED Display

    The concept is very impressive-looking though and we might even see a working unit at CES 2018 later in this quarter. But we would know more in the coming days with the prototype all set to be appearing at the show floor in CES.
  • Detective Pikachu Release Date For 3DS Announced Alongside New, Huge Amiibo

    Detective Pikachu Release Date For 3DS Announced Alongside New, Huge Amiibo

    While Ryan Reynolds has the role of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming feature film, he's not the voice you hear in the trailer. Detective Pikachu will be released on March 23 through the eShop and retail for $39.99 or your regional equivalent.
    Dark Souls Remastered Announcement Trailer | Switch, PS4, X1, PC

    Dark Souls Remastered Announcement Trailer | Switch, PS4, X1, PC

    Included in the release was some information on how well Dark Souls with actually run on the system, which is a worry for some. Dark Souls: Remastered is now pending a final rating with the ESRB and will carry a MSRP of $39.99 on consoles.
    California suspect in fatal hoax 911 call sent to Kansas

    California suspect in fatal hoax 911 call sent to Kansas

    The false call made by Barriss is believed to have been the result of an online dispute between two Call of Duty players. Barriss is accused of making a false report that led to the fatal shooting of Andrew Finch.