A list of malware infected Android devices has been released, after a commercial scanner found instances of malware preinstalled on 38 devices.
The find comes just days after WikiLeaks revealed that the CIA routinely hacked smartphones, infecting them with Malware in order to spy on the American public.
According to a blog published on Friday by Check Point Software Technologies, malicious code was found preinstalled on various Android devices that had not be put there by the original phone manufacturers.
In six of the cases, the malware was installed to the ROM using system privileges, a technique that requires the firmware to be completely reinstalled for the phone to be disinfected.
“This finding proves that, even if a user is extremely careful, never clicks a malicious link, or downloads a fishy app, he can still be infected by malware without even knowing it,” Check Point Mobile Threat…
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