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Low-end Android phones come with malware in up-and-coming markets

4 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

People are already suspicious of cheap no-name Android devices, but it appears that in some countries that's more than justified.
The software developer Upstream Systems conducted an investigation, after their platform, Secure-D, used by mobile network operators to prevent online transaction fraud, detected unusual activity from specific devices mostly in Brazil and Myanmar. In Myanmar, the device is called "Smart 12 4G Super Star", while in Brazil it is the "Multilaser MS50s". Both phones most likely have the same manufacturer but are branded differently by the carriers.
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