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Pre-Installation Service Used to Install Malware on Android Phones in China

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Mar
2014

Earlier this month, to mark the Worlds Consumer Rights Day, Chinas leading TV station CCTV demonstrated how companies could easily pre-install malware on millions of Android smartphones.

Kasperskys Dong Yan has detailed the TV station and the security firms findings in a blog post. One piece of malware thats been pre-installed on a large number of Android devices has been dubbed DataService (Trojan.AndroidOS.Uupay.a).

The threat is capable of …

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