By Robert Lemos
Security experts are increasingly worried about the security of the supply chain with reports of more than 20 incidents where rogue retailers have managed to pre-install malware on new Android phones.
Rogue retailers are unpacking phones made in China, installing malware and then selling the infected phones on the open market, security firm G DATA stated in a report released Sept. 1.
The scheme involves infecting mainly local brands of Android phonessuch as Alps, Xiaomi and even a line of devices known as “NoName”but also it affects phones from well-known international brands such as Huawei and Lenovo.
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