Reply to post: Re: 'Bypass the Play Store and this is what can happen'

We're all sick of Fortnite, but the flaw found in its downloader is the latest way to attack Android

Dan 55 Silver badge

Re: 'Bypass the Play Store and this is what can happen'

Same as when you use Play Store:

Researchers have found a batch of over 60 malware-carrying apps in Google's Play Store designed to rob mobile users or show them pornography, all with a kid-friendly theme.

The malware, dubbed AdultSwine by security shop Check Point, was found in apps like "Drawing Lessons Lego Star Wars", "Fidget spinner for Minecraft" and "Spinner Toy for Slither", along with a large number of Android games. The apps were downloaded between three and seven million times before the infection was caught.

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