Published: Sun, November 25, 2018
Industry | By Kenny Hampton

Social network Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store due to child pornography

Social network Tumblr removed from Apple’s App Store due to child pornography

At the time of writing the Tumblr app can be downloaded from Google Play but remains unavailable on Apple's App Store. These apps were all masquerading as various Car Simulator games, taking advantage of misleading thumbnails and supposed in-game screenshots to entice users to download them.

Two of the apps were even trending on the store.

Once someone opened one of the games in question, the app would download a payload from a domain registered to an app developer in Istanbul that would install malware in the background and delete its icon. The functionality of the malicious apps has not yet been revealed. It's not clear exactly what the malicious apps do; none of the malware scanners seemed to agree on what the malware does, based on an uploaded sample to VirusTotal.

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According to Tech Crunch, it is not clear what the objective was in the malware, but they received full access to network traffic of my Android device, that is, any information entered into the network then was unsafe. Some family-focused features were also added by Microsoft earlier in the year, as well as Windows 10 Timeline support that allows users to resume sites and apps across different devices. According to the same Twitter handle (WABetaInfo), this feature is under development as of now and will be available in future to Android users, which should soon be followed by iOS as well. In 2017 alone, Google eliminated over 700K rogue applications from its Play Store, while attempted improvement of its back runner systems towards averting rogue applications from entering Play at the very outset.

"Many times it would be simply enough to scan apps with antivirus software before uploading them on to Google Play", he told Forbes. A page on app discovery portal Softonic lists all the apps the researcher says were infecting users and that Google has since removed.

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