Google does have a safety feature called Google Play Protect, which checks apps when you download them and periodically scans your device for harmful apps to remove them. The most popular include Five Nights Survival Craft, Mcqueen Car Racing Game, Addon Pixelmon for MCPE, CoolCraft PE, and Exploration Pro WorldCraft.
Google Play Store is the biggest open source platform for developers around the globe to go mainstream by working on productive apps and games.
Stories about malware apps living in Google Play aren't new, but the reason why this is concerning is that the primary target of these gaming apps are mostly kids.
Along with encouraging users to download scareware and pay for premium services, AdultSwine also stole users' credentials, according to Check Point.
There are a bunch of apps that make Google's operating system awesome, but what many people don't know is that none of them would work without Play Services.
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When it comes to the fraudulent premium services, AdultSwine initially displays a pop-up ad saying that the user is entitled to win an iPhone by simply answering four short questions.
Cybersecurity company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. discovered the malware, which it named "AdultSwine", and informed Google about the infected games, some of which were targeted toward children.
Check Point security firm has found new malware that displays pornographic content on user's smartphones. Google has also issued strong warnings to users who installed the 63 apps. "In fact, the percentage of apps blacklisted by RiskIQ in the Google Play store has decreased, falling to a low of 4 percent in Q3 after reaching a high of 8 percent in Q2".
All apps participating in the Designed for Families program must be relevant for children under the age of 13.
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