Plenty of Android phones came with vulnerabilities pre-installed

published 1 week ago by CNET.com

Security researchers from Kryptowire found 38 vulnerabilities on 25 Android phones.

Keeping your phone safe from bad apps is hard enough but now researchers discovered that some phones came with security issues preinstalled on the devices after finding 38 different phone abilities on 25 android phones I came preinstalled that means that these phones were vulnerable on arrival and if the hacker trick someone with one of these devices to download a militia sap there's plenty that could go wrong in one demo video researchers from crypto wire showed that they completely break an android device in another demonstration the malicious app allowed hackers to spy on a victim taking screen shots and recording the screen without the victim knowing the few companies have said they fix these issues with their phones but it's hard to keep track of it all while Google patrols it's placed or for bad **** it can't do much with pre installed apps are put in by phone makers the good news is the hard part is getting someone to download one of these malicious apps in the first place try to stick to trusted apps that have been approved by the play store if you can ...

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