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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