Samsung and Xiaomi are sold with pre-installed viruses
The Android operating system has long holds the reputation of being the most filled with viruses the mobile platform, ahead of iOS and Windows. Google is trying to counter the “malware”, but this is not so simple. Often experts talk about the need to install software only from trusted sources, but what to do if viruses are on a mobile device too? These smartphones found research the company Check Point.
Usually malware will activate the users themselves when they lose vigilance, but this time experts have identified a different approach to the spread of malware. The experts found in 38 different Android devices pre-installed Trojans that were able to obtain full access to the smartphone and to monitor any user activity. In the area of risk models Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Asus, Nexus, Oppo and Lenovo, and Trojans installed on them before you buy them.
Attackers could steal passwords and payment information, to install on smartphones any program. Pre-installed malware allows you to remotely track the location of the camera, activate the camera, send SMS to premium numbers.
According to experts, the virus is downloaded to the smartphone at the final stage of distribution. Special at risk are those users who buy gadgets in small shops or choose the device on the Internet.
Among the models that have been sold to buyers with virus experts have called the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 3, 4 and 5, Galaxy S7, LG G4, Xiaomi Mi 4i, the entire line of Xiaomi Redmi note, ZTE x500, Lenovo A850 and other.