Preinstalled malware found on some Alcatel smartphones

A weather app that comes preinstalled on Alcatel smartphones contained malware that surreptitiously subscribed device owners to premium phone numbers behind their backs. The app, named “Weather Forecast-World Weather Accurate Radar,” was developed by TCL Corporation, a Chinese electronics company that among other things owns the Alcatel, BlackBerry, and Palm brands.

Link: Preinstalled malware found on some Alcatel smartphones
via http://www.zdnet.com

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