Security research company CryptoWire reports in its annual 2019 report that they have found more than 140 errors in previously installed applications and firmware on cheap Android phones. These errors can be very dangerous in terms of security and privacy.
The report, published with the help of DHS, said that experts found errors in 146 apps.
These apps come pre-installed on cheap Android phones.
These errors can cause the user to spy on the phone’s microphone, change app permissions on the phone, and send the phone’s data to the phone maker company without the user’s permission.
CryptoWire says they reviewed Android phones made by 26 different phone makers. pakeventsblog
The companies whose phones were seen by CryptoWire included cheap phones from several well-known companies, including Sony. CryptoWire says that an average Android phone comes with 100 to 400 pre-installed apps. The app is small enough to be part of a larger app suite. pak events blog
CryptoWire says phone makers should be responsible for endangering user security.