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Google confirms malware installed on tons of phone from the manufacturing stage

Google confirms malware installed on tons of phone from the manufacturing stage

The Android OS is the largest in the world, and it is not surprising that hackers will want to target them for a large payday.

A lot of attacks have already been perpetrated – usually from the Play Store where malicious codes are installed in some of the apps. These codes will get activated when such apps are installed and could do anything the hacker wanted.

The new threat to the Android OS, though, is not a fault of the Google Play Store. This time, hikers have found a way to install a new malware, dubbed ‘Triada,’ onto these units. It is believed that this malware was put on the phones in the supply chain process, making it hard to detect at what point exactly the attacks came on.

From the official statement released by Google, Triada can do as much as steal sensitive information from bank apps, intercept your messages and spy on you in other ways. Fortunately, Google has reached out to the OEMs affected, and they have been able to reach an agreement on wiping out the problem.

If you have any of the following devices, you have been subjected to the Triada attacks too:

Leagoo M5, Leagoo M5 Plus, Leagoo M5 Edge, Leagoo M8, Leagoo M8 Pro, Zopo Speed 7 Plus, BQ 5510, Kiano Elegance 5.1, Vertex Impress Genius, Cubot Rainbow, EXTREME 7, and so much more. For a complete list of all affected devices, check out the blog post here.

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