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Besides displaying pornographic ads, Check Point also found the malicious code would attempt to trick the user into downloading fake security apps, as well as attempt to phish their phone number, which it would then use to sign the user up for a premium service.

Some of the ads came from popular advertisement networks like Google, Facebook and Immobi. "Along with encouraging users to download scareware and pay for premium services, "AdultSwine' also stole credentials", the Check Point researchers noted". Google was keen to add that the issue doesn't exploit vulnerabilities in Android security, and that users' devices weren't affected.

A Google spokesperson said the infected apps don't strictly qualify as intended for children because the malware developers didn't participate in Designed for Families, a strictly controlled and manually reviewed program on the Google Play Store.

Google has contended with successful banking trojans, spyware, adware, complete takeovers and nation-state attacks over the past year.

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Check Point security firm has found new malware that displays pornographic content on user's smartphones.

"Definitely some things slip past Google once in a while", Christoph Hebeisen, an Android security researcher at Lookout, told CyberScoop. "In this case, there are millions of downloads but in most cases malware doesn't get downloaded terribly often".

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.

The malware has been labeled "AdultSwine", and soon after Check Point alerted Google, the apps disappeared from the store.

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To combat the spread of malware through the Google Play store, Google introduced Bouncer in 2012, which scans apps for threats before making them available for download.

The new policy would require apps to work as standalone Wear apps and force Wear APKs to be uploaded to the Play Store as a multi-APK instead of bundling them within phone apps.

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