... given how paranoid the Chinese are about backdoors in US and EU kit.
Security researchers have discovered a backdoor in Android devices sold by Coolpad, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. The “CoolReaper” vuln has exposed over 10 million users to potential malicious activity. Palo Alto Networks reckons the malware was “installed and maintained by Coolpad despite objections from customers”. It' …
"Obscure Chinese phone manufacturer installs malaware on devices."
Right. That is why CoolPad why a website @ http://coolpadamericas.com/ that lists a north american toll-free number and three US physical locations. Oh, and CoolPad is in the EU too. If CoolPad is obscure, what does that make Nokia?
A relative of mine has bought (actually got bounced by a Vodafone salesman into buying) a "Vodafone Smart 4 turbo" phone, which does indeed bear the name of Yulong, the manufacturers with the Coolpad brand, model number 889N.
I registered with Palo Alto Networks in order to find out which files are diagnostic:
"...components are contained in
packages with the following file names:
I can confirm that, in this specimen of Smart 4 turbo, none of those files are visible in the 'ES File Explore' file manager app; the report doesn't say that the files are hidden or anything, so I am cautiously concluding that the phone is not carrying the CoolReaper backdoor.
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