Porn app ID theft warn­ing

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HUN­DREDS of porn apps for An­droid phones are rid­dled with dodgy soft­ware, ex­perts claim.

Many of the apps to watch hard­core ac­tion which are avail­able on the Google Play store could be mask­ing vi­cious mal­ware.

But be warned – they can lock you out of your phone and steal your iden­tity.

Dell se­cu­rity re­searcher Alex Dubrovsky has wit­nessed these so-called “lock screen apps” and ex­plained that the peo­ple be­hind them are us­ing porn to spread them.

He warned: “We have found over a 100 dif­fer­ent apps that con­tain this mal­ware and sus­pect that the au­thors be­hind the apps are gear­ing up for a much larger, more deadly as­sault.

“This cam­paign is still in its early stages and will evolve over time.”

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