Certain Android smartphones are being infected with malware somewhere along the supply chain. The affected brands include Samsung, Xiaomi, Asus, LG, ZTE, and Lenovo. Several types of malware have been found on the devices: data stealers, malicious advertisement displayers, and ransomware. The old "re-image before use" rule that many applied to regular computers should apply to mobile devices as well. This is just one of the risks that enterprise users of open systems, like Android, have to manage.
Malware found preinstalled on 38 Android phones used by 2 companies
Malware infecting Androids somewhere in the supply chain
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