Pre-Installed Apps on your Phone Major Security Risk According to New Report

A new report form the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University discusses vulnerabilities in Android phones because of vendor installed apps.  Known as “crapware” these “vendor customization” have an astonishing 65-85% vulnerability rate in the phones tested.

Check out the PDF of the research paper here

The Impact of Vendor Customizations on Android Security

Or on the web at:  http://www.cs.ncsu.edu/faculty/jiang/pubs/CCS13.pdf

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