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"Indeed, these plots continue to be effective even today, especially when they originate in apps downloaded from trusted sources such as Google Play".

Upon investigation, Google said that none of the malicious apps were part of its Family collection, nor were the ads from Google.

The researchers from security firm Check Point reported a new Android threat, dubbed AdultSwine, which disguises as Android games.

Infected apps include Five Nights Survival Craft (with over 1 million downloads), Mcqueen Car Racing Game (over 500,000 downloads) and Addon Pixelmon for MCPE (over 500,000 downloads).

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Security researchers on Friday disclosed the existence of malicious code buried inside dozens of apps that displayed pornographic images to users.

Thankfully, Google has quickly collaborated with Check Point to pull the host apps off the Play store.

The company clarified that the inappropriate ads within the apps were not Google ads.

Meanwhile, once the malicious app is installed on the device, it waits for a boot to occur or for a user to unlock his screen, upon which it initiates its malicious activity. While the AdultSwine malware games only seem to display ads they receive from the C&C, there could be other unknown intentions of the attacker that are now unknown, possibly, credential theft.

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

Security firm Check Point noticed the problem in over 60 apps; they contained hidden code that can display adult-oriented content, along with fake alerts claiming a virus has infected the device.

"Kotlin is described as concise, drastically reducing the amount of boilerplate code; safe, because it avoids entire classes of errors such as null pointer exceptions; interoperable for leveraging existing libraries for JVM, Android, and the browser; and tool-friendly because of its capability to choose any Java IDE or build from the command line", Trend Micro researchers said in a blog. Or, to trick you into registering for premium services charged to your account.

It is quite surprising that these apps found their way to the Play Store. The apps in the family program have not been affected.

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