700 million Android phones have spying firmware preinstalled


DATE: 20/12/2016
AUTHOR: MIKE WEHNER
SOURCE: BGR

Trustlook, another digital security firm, dug deeper on what devices utilize Adups and could be used by the Chinese company to scrape your private information, and the list is absolutely massive. Trustlook says that over 700 million Android smartphones have Adups firmware installed that puts the user at risk of having text messages, call histories, and device information collected without their knowledge or consent.

Many of the manufacturers who utilize Adups are smaller companies who only release their devices in Asia or specific smaller markets. However, there are a few notable names on the list, including Lenovo, ZTE, and the aforementioned Blu.

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE @ https://bgr.com/2016/12/20/adups-spyware-android-phones-security/

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