All we not only love, but also, frankly, a very unique look forward to new functions and features in smartphones. Perhaps, given the passion this custom, one of the Chinese manufacturers and decided on an unusual step and has launched a device with a built … malicious software.
Of course, it’s more of a joke than a true story unfolding events. Nevertheless, according to Heise, smartphone Star N9500 released from its factory to the “bright hallmark” in the form of malware, classified as Uupay.D Trojan. These words were confirmed by an expert from Kaspersky Lab.
It is noteworthy that the “infection” disguised as Google Play Store, reducing the likelihood that it will remain running to a minimum. In addition, also notes that the Trojan can be quite difficult to remove due to the fact that it is part of the firmware.
Than it threatens “happy customers”? Trojan will collect and copy their personal information (data bank cards, for example), send an SMS to the numbers of paid services, and the microphone will record not only calls but also just next to the user’s conversation smartphone.
Smartphone itself is a replica of the Samsung Galaxy S4: runs on the CPU MTK6589 running Android 4.2, has 8 GB of internal storage, 12 megapixel camera, HD-screen with a diagonal of 5 inches and a battery 2100 mAh. The fee for such a “premium” product will be something around $ 200. But, as becomes clear from the above, the purchaser will have to pay more later, and possibly a lot.
It turns out that the user loses privacy, money, and in the appendage, apparently, still suffers from high battery consumption. Just the height of cynicism on the part of the attacker.
It remains to be glad that it is not a common practice among manufacturers of smartphones and once again remind ourselves that in buying from China should be approached with due caution.
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