Google warns about malware found in Android phones
Tuesday, 08 20 2019, Category: Technology, Country: World
Google's security research team is warning the public about the dangers of boxed Android devices coming with preinstalled malware programs.
At the Black Hat conference on Thursday, Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone discussed her team's findings regarding the prevalence of harmful apps on consumer devices.
The group found that more than 7.4 million Android gadgets contained preinstalled malware capable of automatically downloading other malicious apps in the background. These programs are then used by criminals to commit ad fraud.
Stone said attackers often mislead consumers by providing legitimate services upfront, but they then hide malware in the apps that they offer.
Source: Tech Times