More pre-installed malware has been found in budget US smartphones

Pre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

Back in January, cybersecurity researchers from Malwarebytes discovered unremovable malware bundled with the Android operating systems on the Unimax (UMX) U686CL, a low-end handset sold by Assurance Wireless as part of the Lifeline Assistance program, a 1985 US initiative which subsidizes telephone services for low-income families.

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Source: ZDNet