• Google deleted 60 games from the Play Store that showed porn ads to users

    10 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Following an investigation by security firm Check Point , Google has deleted 60 games from the Play Store that were infected with a malicious bug, which among other things injected pornographic ads into games targeted at children. According to Google Play's public data, the games had been downloaded between 3 million and 7 million times.
    The malware, which Check Point dubbed "AdultSwine," attacked users in three ways, with the pornographic ads only being one. In addition, the malware tried to get users to install fake security apps, themselves often ridden with malware, or register for a...
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  • Google pulls games for kids and adults containing AdultSwine malware - CNET

    Google pulls games for kids and adults containing AdultSwine malware - CNET

    10 days ago - By CNET

    Check Point Researchers found about 60 games, many aimed at children, that contained highly inappropriate malware. Those games have now been kicked off Google Play.
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  • Google removes over 60 apps and games from the Play Store for displaying pornographic ads

    Google removes over 60 apps and games from the Play Store for displaying pornographic ads

    10 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    For parents giving their children Android smartphones or tablets, it's tough to make sure they're not being exposed to things they shouldn't be seeing. Even when you think you're doing the right thing by sticking to children's apps and games, you still have to be vigilant.
    Take this story from security research firm Check Point who discovered pornographic ads had crept into apps and games for children, some that have been downloaded over a million times. The malicious bug responsible - known as AdultSwine - was found in 60 apps/games, some of which directly targeting children. Games based...
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  • Google deletes 60 apps, many aimed at kids, that showed porn ads

    Google deletes 60 apps, many aimed at kids, that showed porn ads

    10 days ago - By SiliconBeat

    Security firm Check Point found that the apps contain malware that could show pornographic pop-up ads and trick users into installing fake security apps.
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  • Pornographic adverts found 'hiding' in children's smartphone games on Google Play

    Pornographic adverts found 'hiding' in children's smartphone games on Google Play

    10 days ago - By Telegraph


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  • Google removes 60 apps from the Play Store that hid pornographic ads

    Google removes 60 apps from the Play Store that hid pornographic ads

    10 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Google has removed 60 games from the Play Store after security firm Check Point Research informed the search giant that the apps hid malicious code that would, in some circumstances, display pornographic ads. Check Point found the malicious code, named ‘Adult Swine' by firm, in a number games aimed at children, including McQueen Car Racing Game, an app based on the Disney Pixar character from Cars. According to Play Store statistics, collectively the 60 apps have been downloaded between 3 and 7 million times. Besides displaying pornographic ads, Check Point also found the malicious code...
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