In this Android World, everyone having that, but one thing still matters in these latest Android Phone> from where its manufacturing is, as this question comes into rise when anyone found a Malware inside his/her phone, which is sending your personal info to an Anonymous IP Address, exactly I am talking about the Spying or Infecting your device remotely.
One thing more here is—Why I am talking about the manufacturing companies because Now Malware are coming pre-installed in brand new phones, as it is revealed in a recent research by Look Out security that Android Trojan pre-loaded on a number of entry-level phones sold by third-tier manufacturers: counterfeit Samsung GS4/Note II devices, a variety of TECNO and Gionee devices, Polytron Rocket S2350, Hi-Tech Amaze Tab, Karbonn TA-FONE A34/A37, Jiayu G4S – Galaxy S4 clones, Haier H7, and a i9502+ Samsung clone by an unspecified manufacturer.
Now what, Are you shocked?, so there is no need for that, as you were finding a cheap Android, and you have it, so why are you worrying :|
If you are a privacy concern, so never choose these types of cheap smartphones, always go for a brand.
This Trojan dubbed DeathRing, is a ringtone app type and it is inside the system Directory and it makes it possible to remove via Mobile AV Solutions.
What this Malware able to do?
This Malware is capable of downloading SMS and WAP content from its C&C server, through there is a risk of downloading an additional Malware, as well as you may be a victim of SMS Phishing.
“The malware is activated in two ways — both dependent on the victim’s use of the phone,” the researchers discovered. “First, the malware will activate if the phone is powered down and rebooted five times. On the fifth reboot, the malware starts. Second, the malicious service will start after the victim has been away and present at the device at least fifty times.”
This Malware is mostly infecting:
Researchers advising users to install a mobile security app on their phone first and check for any pre-installed malware inside it, If found, back to shopkeeper and ask to refund that, because it’s impossible to remove that Malware.
This is not the first time to find a pre-installed malware case, Earlier this year, some variants of the MouaBad malware were also found pre-loaded on devices sold by retailers in China, India, and the Philippines.