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Symantec warns of one-click Japanese porn fraud apps invasion in the Google Play Store

0. phoneArena 03 Apr 2013, 03:00 posted on

Now don't ask us what are the security honchos from Symantec doing writing search words for Japanese porn in Google Play, but it's a fact, and what they found is an influx of one-click fraud apps for Android from there...

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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 03:29 5

1. sprucex (unregistered)


Though this a serious issue ans brings disrepute on to the play store and Google, Symantec is a joke company who had their entire source code hacked and stolen from them for years and they didnt even know.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 03:30 1

2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


JAV b =w= d
But why would you want to download videos with your phone's data? That's what i'll never understand.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 02:21

20. rivaldos (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


coz we has hack our telcos and have unlimited data plan lol.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 03:59 3

3. Zylam (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Google needs to start regulating the play store properly, enough with this trash banners that pop up in your notification drawer cause you have the N64 emulator from the play store,

it doesn't even filter tablet apps, most my iconia apps are carp looking scaled phone apps.

The market on Android is a joke, after 5 years its still crap, better than before but crap. Not even the 12 year old girls that cry here about Android being the greatest thing they've ever seen as if iOS is murdering their family on phonearena can make excuses for how crap the Market it.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:08 5

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6946; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


But the market isn't crap. This is 200 apps out of nearly a million.

I'l take those kinds of odds in a free market, which is what the Play Store essentially is.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:29 1

6. Yaldo_27 (Posts: 28; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


But the quality of the apps in the google play store isn't good enough. 75% of the apps were crap.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:35 4

7. Sniggly (Posts: 6946; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I double dog dare you to tell me that percentage is ANYTHING but arbitrary.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:22

9. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Google really does. This happens far too often than it should.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:13 6

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6946; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


A relatively minor problem is blown up into a big deal by an antivirus company. As usage of Windows declines, they're grasping at straws now.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:21

8. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Denial doesn't eliminate the problem Sniggly.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:34 7

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8225; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Huh. This is ironic.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 17:34

18. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1583; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


For gods-sake do you hear yourself right now?

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 10:43

14. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


wth does windows have to do with this?? Symantec's job is to detect malware on any platform. And it IS a big deal. Whats worse, is that after reading this title, I bet a bunch of ppl went and downloaded it anyway. Curiosity killed the cat.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 06:15

11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Seriously, Google needs to take care this sort of problem. We want a peaceful, full loads of games and apps, not full-loads of......"porn"! O_o

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 11:50

16. Muzhhur (Posts: 245; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


I must agree/disagree

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 11:58

17. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Your choice! You can't choose vice-versa!

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 06:34 1

12. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I fail to see how this Google's problem, open source is open source.. the same principles you apply to internet should be sanctioned on an open soruce platform.

If a user downloads this and gets a virus then its their fault for being naive, if you are looking at porn on the internet and pop up comes saying download 10,000 movies for free now and you do it then its not Microsoft fault.

Never had one virus in 4 years of android ownership... morons are gonna act morons.

As for Symantic... never trust or believe anyone who telling you there is a problem who are also selling you the solution.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 07:20

13. blade19 (Posts: 58; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


LOL... this is not just an android problem, as Symantec wants to sell folks on their own mobile protection... "Symantec obviously recommends using its own mobile protection software to go with your Android device.." This is a problem with every platform that's out there. There are fraud sites every where, not just apps in the mobile arena. People just need to be more vigilant.
Symantec is a failed company anyway. They buy up good products and trash them. Just my opinion.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 11:50

15. Muzhhur (Posts: 245; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


its the android cataclysm

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 23:04

19. f1r3z0r (Posts: 81; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


btw PORN is free online....

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