Flaws in Pre-Installed Apps Expose Millions of Android Devices to Hackers

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) Bought a new Android phone? What if I say your brand new smartphone can be hacked remotely?

Nearly all Android phones come with useless applications pre-installed by manufacturers or carriers, usually called bloatware, and there’s nothing you can do if any of them has a backdoor built-in—even if you’re careful about avoiding sketchy apps.

That’s exactly what security researchers from mobile

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