Researchers find 36 Android devices shipping with pre-installed malware

Researchers find 36 Android devices shipping with pre-installed malware – Naked Security – SophosLabs cited a rising tide of Android-based attacks in its 2017 Malware Forecast last month, and the problem was further illustrated last week in a report that Windows-based malware was making its way into Android apps during development. And now researchers have discovered another security issue: devices shipping with pre-installed malware.

Check Point’s Mobile Threat Prevention team says it detected malware in 36 Android devices belonging to a large telecommunications company and a multinational technology company.

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