If you watch porn on an Android smartphone READ THIS

If you watch porn on an Android smartphone READ THIS

Security experts have warned about the risks of watching x-rated videos from an Android smartphone, saying that people watching porn online are becoming targets for scammers.

Experts from cyber security firm Kaspersky say that criminals are increasingly “using porn as lure” in order to infect a victim’s computer with viruses or malware, or as a way to extort money.

In a detailed report published this week, Kaspersky said that 1.2 million people had porn related malware installed on their smartphones.

The firm added that it had found 23 different types of malware specifically designed to target Android users.

Kaspersky said that an example of one of the scams targets people “searching for porn” who unwittingly click on a phishing link that displays a fake warning about their device being infected with a virus.

The message then asks the user to call what appears to be Microsoft’s technical support line.

However, rather than calling Microsoft, the number connects the victim with the scammer who “uses social engineering to get their personal or banking data”.

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Another scam involves the fraudsters setting up a fake dating website that targets lonely men looking for a long term relationship or companionship with foreign women.

The site requires them to enter their credit card details upon sign up – which are then nabbed by the criminals and used for fraudulent transactions.

Other scams involve so called ‘scare-ware’ which displays a fake warning on the lock screen of an Android smartphone.

The warning displays some message about the user having viewed illegal content (usually child porn). The user is then prompted to pay a ransom.

Kaspersky says that hackers target pron users as they are unlikely to report the crime as they do not want to admit that they have been watching porn.

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