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Pre-installed Backdoor On 700 Million smartphones

11/15/2016

Kryptowire security company discovers a backdoor on thousands of mobile devices and other android based devices manufactured by different companies that use a software for its update created by the company Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd that transfers personal information from users, including location data, call log and contact list to servers located in China. According to the researchers could be a case of mass espionage or a technique of data collection for advertising purposes.