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Huawei phones are flagging Google apps as malware

31
Oct
2023
Huawei phones are flagging Google apps as malware

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A number of Chinese-built smartphones are displaying a strange warning claiming that the Google Android app is malicious and should be immediately deleted.

Reports have claimed some Huawei, Honor, and Vivo smartphones and tablets are all displaying a “Security threat” alert, detecting the Google app as “TrojanSMS-PA”.

The details for the warning elaborate that the app is secretly sending SMS messages and could cause material damage to the user: “This app was detected sending SMS privately, enticing users to pay with adult content, downloading/installing apps privately, or stealing private information, which may cause property damage and privacy leakage,” the warning reads. “We recommend uninstalling it immediately.”

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