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ALERT! See List Of 42 Smartphones That Come With A Trojan Bank Virus

Security in the Android Operating system is usually complicated and most times vulnerabilities are discovered.

I know iOS Fan boys will want to derail this post simply because they don' trust Google with their data. I hate to be the bad news carrier but "hey" I'm an Android lover so I won't feel remorseful -Your glorified iCloud uses Google Cloud Platform, as well as Amazon Web Service’s S3 storage service, to store encrypted chunks of an iPhone or iPad’s backed-up files, like contacts, calendars, photos, documents, and more. However,that's not the news right now so I'll go back straight to what this post is about.

Recently, 42 smartphone models have been identified to come with a bank trojan.

What is a bank trojan?

This is a seemingly harmless type of Trojan that can open communication ports on the devices where it is hosted. The banking trojan Android.Triada.231 was first identified in 2016 and manages to gain root on any Android device and then infect the Zygote process, which is the core of the Google Android operating system. This process is used to launch all applications on the system.

“Android.Triada.231 is one of the most dangerous trojans in the Android family.Triada. When the trojan inflicts this module, all running applications can also be infected. Once infected, apps become vulnerable and the target of malicious actions.

The “power” of this trojan allows hackers to inject Android. Triada.231 into the library which is part of the system, and in that way the malicious application can penetrate the firmware of the device during its manufacture.

After hackers access the device, they can steal bank data. The problem with this trojan is that its removal forces a reinstallation of the operating system. Russian anti-virus company Dr.Web reports that these smartphones have been sold worldwide.
Here are the affected phones:

Leagoo M5
Leagoo M5 Plus
Leagoo M5 Edge
Leagoo M8
Leagoo M8 Pro
Leagoo Z5C
Leagoo T1 Plus
Leagoo Z3C
Leagoo Z1C
Leagoo M9
ARK Benefit M8
Zopo Speed 7 Plus
Doogee X5 Max
Doogee X5 Max Pro
Doogee Shoot 1
Doogee Shoot T
ecno W2
Homtom HT16
Umi London
Kiano Elegance 5.1
iLife Fivo Lite
Myth A39
Vertex Impress InTouch 4G
Vertex Impress Genius
myPhone Hammer Energy
Advan S5E NXT
Advan S4Z
Advan i5E
Tesla SP6.2
Cubot Rainbow EXTREME 7
Haier T51
Cherry Mobile Flare S5
Cherry Mobile Flare J2S
Cherry Mobile Flare P1
Pelitt T1 PLUS
Prestige Grace M5 LTE
BQ 5510

If you have any of these smartphones, it is important to be aware of the processes that are running. Also if there are any software updates available for your device, kindly update it as soon as possible.

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