Chinese Android smartphones shipped with pre-installed malware

Rather than wait for the user to do it himself, middle men in the Chinese mobile phone industry are pre-stalling malware, according to G Data. Some mobile phones are coming pre-installed with toxic software.

According to a newly published report on mobile malware from researchers at G Data, “well over 26” smartphones have been discovered shipping complete with pre-installed malware in the device firmware.

Earlier this year the same company revealed the presence of adware on Android devices, along with…


5 Identity Theft Myths You Should Ignore

According to a Gallup poll, the majority of American consumers are more worried about identity theft than any other issue. This hardly seems surprising, since id theft is the fastest growing crime in the country. Stories about it are constantly in the news, and there has also been a dramatic increase in data breaches over the past year. Additionally, the growth of smartphone and digital use among consumers has made individuals and their personal information more vulnerable to identity theft….


German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.

German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption….


‘DeathRing’ Chinese Malware Found Pre-Installed On Several Smartphones

A new mobile Trojan horse has been discovered. It comes pre-loaded onto low-cost Chinese-made Android smartphones popular in Asia and Africa.

The trojan, dubbed DeathRing, is a Chinese Trojan that masquerades as a ringtone app and comes pre-installed. DeathRing malware app cannot be uninstalled or removed by the end user or by antimalware software….


Smart Phones, Smart Cars: The Dangers of a Smart Future

With a smart phone acting as a master key, a hacker can easily gain access to someone’s home or car in hours, if not minutes.

Technology is progressing at full speed, becoming so inseparably weaved into our everyday lives that it is now seen as a commodity. However, not all breakthroughs are as awe-inspiring and jaw dropping as they….