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Google App Store has taken an emergency shelve of 60 games with malicious pornography ads

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/1/13 11:31:29     readed:274


One example (Figure: Check Point)

A Google spokesman told "Financial Times"Said:

We have removed these apps from the Play Store, disabled relevant developer accounts, and will continue to send strong warnings to those who have ulterior motives. We are also very grateful for Check Point's help in securing our users.

Malicious code is installed on the user's mobile phone, it will wait for the user to unlock the device and wait for the opportunity to start malicious activities. One of the users wrote a message on the Play Store saying, "Do not install this for children. My children accidentally point a lot of erotic images."

Check Point states that it uses a bug configuration to hide its icon to prevent it from being removed by the victim.

In addition, some malicious applications will push false notifications, flicker users infected with a virus, inducing them to click on malicious links to download a fake virus detection tool.

Or in the name of winning, flicker users to give their phone number, and then they will find themselves somehow registered a number of value-added services.

Google has a feature called Play Protect that lets you conduct security checks as you download apps and periodically scan and clean unwanted apps.In a statement to TheVerge, Google pointed out:

Play Store offers a "family compilation" (Family Collection) To help parents find content that suits their children's age.

There is also a "home link" (Family Link) Project designed to help users manage the apps children can use.

The company reiterated that they would conduct manual reviews of advertisements and have strict type segregation to protect the children's safety experience. This affected app is not included in the Family Program.

[Compiled from:TheVergeSource:Check Point]

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