Expert Reaction On Chinese Smartphone Maker Selling Devices With Malware Pre-installed

Mobile Carrier & OEM Churn

Pre-installed malware that signs mobile users up for subscription services without their permission has been discovered on thousands of low-cost smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer Transsion. The discovery was made by Upstream’s anti-fraud platform Secure-D whose researchers conducted a full investigation into the origin of the suspicious transactions detected by its platform. Beginning in March […]

Cloud Security Expert Re: Enterprise Cloud Giant Cloudera Leaks Private Credentials Through Public Storage Buckets

UpGuard researchers found sensitive internal files inside several Cloudera cloud storage buckets, causing Cloudera to pull the cloud storage servers offline, despite initially claiming the servers were “open by design.” UpGuard discovered multiple misconfigured AWS cloud storage buckets under the control of Hortonworks, an enterprise data processing company which completed a merger with Cloudera in […]

Thousands Of Phones Sold With Built-in Malware In Africa

Malware that signed users up to subscription services without their permission has been found on thousands of mobiles sold in Africa, according to BBC News. Anti-fraud firm Upstream found the malicious code on 53,000 Tecno handsets, sold in Ethiopia, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana and South Africa. Transsion, the manufacturer of these devices, claimed the malware was installed […]