Preinstalled mobile malware steals money in emerging markets

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Smartphone users in emerging markets are being ripped off by suspiciously cheap handsets. Phones branded Tecno—made by Shenzhen Transsion Holdings—appear to be preinstalled with malware.

Said malware is said to be silently signing users up to costly subscriptions. And it’s practically unremovable. But Transsion—a big name in African telecoms—denies blame.

Read full Security Blogwatch article to learn more about another click-fraud malware scandal in Apple’s App Store.

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