Millions of Android Phones Pre-Installed with Malware, Warns Cybersecurity Experts

Millions of Android Phones Pre-Installed with Malware, Warns Cybersecurity Experts

Senior Trend Micro researcher Fyodor Yarochkin noted that the root of the problem was the brutal competition among original equipment manufacturers. The increasing availability of silent plugins that can add malicious software to firmware poses a significant threat to both manufacturers and end-users. The report highlights the need for greater oversight of firmware suppliers and the supply chain for electronic devices, as well as more significant investment in cybersecurity and secure software development practices.