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Diamondback · Jan 14, 2015

Micromax Remotely Installing Unwanted Apps on Devices

In the recent past, we witnessed quite a few acts of OEMs messing with devices to achieve various goals, such as increasing benchmark results. We also heard about manufacturers and carriers adding tracing software to their devices, in order to collect data about how the device performs, statistics about voice and data connectivity between the device and radio towers, or even battery runtime data (CarrierIQ are you listening?). Today, however, reports are coming in that users of certain devices by Indian phone manufacturer Micromax noticed apps...