A popular manufacturer pre-installed a Trojan on their smartphones

Company TCL, which owns the brands Alcatel, Blackberry, and Palm, presets on their smartphones malicious application Weather – Weather Simplicity, hiding under the guise of a client to demonstrate weather forecast. This is reported by experts of the British company Upstream. It collects data on users ‘ mobile devices, which are subsequently passed on to the remote connection on the server that is located in the territory of China, whose membership to install and failed.

How did you find the experts Upstream, in the course of their life Weather – Weather Simplicity collected such data as email addresses, information about all their travels and IMEI identifiers infected devices. But, as it turned out, that the activity of the application is not limited. In some countries it not only collected information about their victims, but also tried to get a paid subscription to various services.

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In the case where an application was unable to start making on the user, signing a paid service, it changed their focus and started to show ads in the background. In addition, the application opened the web browser, moving through the various pages and most clicked on ads. These actions have led to premature discharge of infected devices, and also reduced the available to users Internet traffic.

It is known that the application in question, predustanavlivat on the model of Alcatel Pixi 4 and A3 Max. On other cases, PE is a dangerous Trojan was not reported. However, TCL spread its offspring through Google Play where it has accumulated over 5 million downloads, and that means a few million new victims, for the carelessness which you can earn.

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