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Preinstalled Malware

2020-01-10 16:50:48.98848+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

U.S. Funds Program With Free Android Phones For The Poor — But With Permanent Chinese Malware

The affected device is a UMX phone shipped by Assurance Wireless and one of the preinstalled malware, according to MalwareBytes senior analyst Nathan Collier, is the creation of a Chinese entity known as Adups. Though the tool looks and operates as a Wireless Update program, it’s capable of auto-installing apps without any user consent, which it starts doing immediately, according to a MalwareBytes analysis of a device, shared with Forbes ahead of publication. Adups hadn’t responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.

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