Saving your cell phone devices from viruses and harmful content must be first on your priorities list. Almost all of us do our best to protect our cell phones after buying them from the market. What if I tell you the damage has already been done before that, the fault is in its manufacturing process. According to a famous security support company called “Check Point”, these Android devices have been infected at the time of their making. According to one of their surveys, 36 Android phones belonging to different builds and categories have been found to be infected in order to support incoming malware. These phones are being used by big names in the mobile manufacturing industry at the moment.
These android products have been reported to inherit these malware android devices issues from their supply chain steps. The security of devices has said to be at risk since the time of its creation. The cell phone malware detection team of Check Point has said in its official statement that “The malicious apps were not part of the official ROM supplied by the vendor”. The security firm highly doubts the supply chain processes involved in making of these devices.
According to the surveys and test runs done by check point teams, the following list of devices have been observed to contain highly harmful content: Samsung Galaxy Note 2,3,4,5 and 8, Asus Zenfone 2, LG G4, Nexus 5 and 5X, and Xiaomi Mi 4i alongside Redmi.
If we talk about the back-end details of these malicious containments, these malware items are considered to be pretty famous in the world of mobile phone hacking. Being powered by a malware spreading automated bot called Loki and Slocker, which is utilized in extracting important data without the user’s notice, the situation sounds to be very critical with these mobile phone models.
It isn’t the user’s fault that devices come out of the box with these issues. The fault can be tracked back to its manufacturing firm but this lapse of security has unfortunately become a trend now.