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CoolReaper pre-installed malware creates backdoor on Chinese Androids

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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:

• /system/app/CP_DMP.apk

• /system/app/CP_DMP.odex

• /system/app/GoogleGmsFramework.apk

• /system/app/GoogleGmsFramework.odex

• /system/lib/"

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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