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Android Malware Comes Baked into Some New Tablets, Phones
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ebyjeeby
ebyjeeby,
User Rank: Strategist
5/30/2018 | 7:18:15 PM
Google can't do anything about it?
stop licensing the OS to them
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 7:09:26 PM
18K devices
Avast found the malware on more than 18,000 devices in more than 100 countries. It does no seems that many devices. But too many countries obviously.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 7:07:50 PM
dropper
There are two "dropper" apps that load ads over Web pages or games. One of the droppers is built into the firmware of the devices while the other is completely integrated into the operating system Maybe Android should nor this much open, obviously they can do whatever they want in the OS level.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 7:04:34 PM
Re: Recall/Return
So much so that if a recall hasn't been offered I would look towards returning the device Good advice. No need to deal with firmware problems, there are tons of good devices.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 7:02:23 PM
Re: Recall/Return
As an Android user I would be extremely perturbed at baking this into the firmware. Agree. Firmware is hard to deal with. Why dont we go with Google devices, pixcel seems great.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 7:00:22 PM
ZTE?
ZTE again. We keep hearing this name a lot these days. :))
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
5/29/2018 | 9:07:02 AM
Recall/Return
As an Android user I would be extremely perturbed at baking this into the firmware. So much so that if a recall hasn't been offered I would look towards returning the device. It's unacceptable.


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