Contributor: Cathal Mullaney
While the use of erotic images to entice users to infect their computer with malware and security risks is nothing new, Symantec recently discovered three apps that pose a security risk (using this carrot and stick technique) available on Google Play that have accumulated between 500,000 and 1,500,000 downloads between them.
The apps in question, "Porn Sexy Models Wallpaper", "Porn Sexy Girls Live Wallpaper", and "Sexy Girls Ass Live Wallpaper", have since been removed from Google Play.
Figure 1. Screenshot of the security risks on Google Play
After a thorough investigation, we can confirm that all three apps (from the same developer) were not a modified version of a genuine and safe app, but were a risk from the beginning....