• Some Alcatel phones were pre-installed with an app that carried malware

    2 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    According to a report from Upstream, a mobile security firm , a weather app pre-installed on certain Alcatel smartphones contained malware that would secretly subscribe owners of these handsets to premium phone numbers. The app, called "Weather Forecast-World Weather Accurate Radar," was not only pre-installed on Alcatel handsets, it also was offered on the Google Play Store; more than 10 million people installed the app on their Android phone
    The most interesting part of this story is that the app was developed by Chinese phone manufacturer TCL. Yes, ...
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