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Certain Android phones have malware pre-installed at the firmware level

4 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

According to a report published by Avast Threat Labs, several hundred Android handsets made by ZTE, Archos and myPhone come pre-installed with malware called "Cosiloon." The malware displays an ad in the form of an overlay on the user's default browser. And since it is installed on the firmware level, it is very hard to remove. The good news is that most of these phones are not used by U.S. consumers as they are not certified by Google, and are powered by MediaTek chipsets.
That's not to say that the U.S. is totally free of "Cosiloon." Avast says that in the past month ...
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