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Google removes 60 gaming apps with pop-up porn malware from Play Store

The apps weren't part of the family collection, which is based on a programme to help parents discover age-appropriate content on the Play Store

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Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store. The malicious software displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services, according to Check Point. “We’ve removed the apps from Play, disabled the developers’ accounts, and will continue to show strong warnings to anyone that has installed them,” a Google spokesperson said. Dubbed ...

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 10:14 IST
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