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Android Found to Have Malware Preinstalled on Dozens of Smart Phones

 

Android

 

According to Linux Insider - dozens of new Android Phones are found to have malware pre-installed. Malware has been discovered pre-installed on 36 Android phones belonging to two companies, security software maker Check Point reported. "In all instances, the malware was not downloaded to the device as a result of the users' use -- it arrived with it," noted Oren Koriat, a member of Check Point's Mobile Research Team. The malicious apps on the phones of a telecommunications company and a multinational technology business were not part of the official ROM supplied by the vendor, he explained. They were added somewhere along the supply chain. Six of the malware instances were added by a malicious actor to the device's ROM using system privileges, meaning they couldn't be removed by the user and the device had to be re-flashed, Koriat added. Most of the preinstalled malware consisted of information stealers and rough ad networks, he said. Included in the malicious software array was Slocker, a mobile ransomware program that encrypts all the information on a device and demands a payment to decrypt it.Loki malware also was part of the mix. It not only generates revenue by displaying bogus ads, but also steals data about a device and can take control of it.

Consumers Helpless

Peach OSI Cyborg 16.04 64bit

Cyborg

 

Included below in this Read-Me File:

Basic help, Known Issues, Credits and License Info for this Peach OSI distribution.

Current Peach OSI 64 bit Cyborg Installation File Size - 1.6 GB with Chromium adaption for running Google Apps.

For more help visit www.peachosi.com

 

Preamble:

How to Connect Your Smart TV and Your Computer, Phone or Tablet to Sync YouTube On Your TV

 

Wireless Sync Phones to TV

 

I know that this article is a bit off topic for us at Peach OSI but one of us stumbled upon this ability the other day and I thought I would share this with you. Did you know that you can use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to control the YouTube experience on a Smart TV. Just make sure your phone, tablet, or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV device.  You also have the option to link with a TV code. Read on to find out how.

Link with Wi-Fi

To get started make sure your phone, tablet, or computer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV device, select Cast  on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Note that Cast works with any TV device that can support the YouTube experience on TV, not just Chromecast.

Supported TV devices

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