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Pre-installed malware discovered on 5M Android smart phones

ConsciousGeek

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I know that I've seen most people purchasing Huawei products as alternatives, so I thought this may be relevant.

According to Check Point Mobile Security team researchers, millions of brand new Android smartphones manufactured by Honor, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Samsung and GIONEE came out of production with pre-installed malware.


Researchers report that all these affected devices were shipped through Tian Pai, a Hangzhou-based mobile phone distributor, however it is not clear if the company has direct impact on this matter.


Dubbed RottenSys, the malware was pre-installed as a "System Wi-Fi service" app on millions of brand new smartphones taking almost all sensitive Android permissions to enable its malicious activities.


To check if your device is infected with RottenSys, go to Android system settings→ App Manager, and then look for the following possible malware package names:

  • com.android.yellowcalendarz
  • com.changmi.launcher
  • com.android.services.securewifi
  • com.system.service.zdsgt
If any of above is in the list of your installed apps, simply uninstall it.

Source: 5 Million Android Phones Infected with Pre-installed RottenSys Malware
 
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Android is maleware.
 

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It seems like all devices have spyware, malware etc on it.

They know when you are sleeping,

They know when you are awake,

They know if you’ve been bad or good,

So be good for goodness sake,

Better watch out... lol
 
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