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Android Malware Now Laced Into Fake Porn Search Results

Forbes.com, By Andy Greenberg

When Steve Jobs said that Android’s porn-friendly app strategy was “a place we don’t want to go,” he may have been exercising good judgement–if not for prudish reasons, than to avoid the unsavory characters that use those apps as bait.

On Wednesday, Kaspersky researcher Denis Maslennikov wrote in his blog that a variant of the Android-focused Trojan he found last month is now being distributed in search results for Russian adult content and boosted to higher prominence with search optimization techniques. One of those results prompts users to download a fake porn player linked in those results, which then sends text messages to premium rate numbers that charge $6 each.

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