Kryptowire, a company specializing in mobile security solutions, released a report on Tuesday, November 15 that exposed firmware in a number of Android devices that was collecting personally identifying information (PII) and uploading it to third-party servers without users’ knowledge.

Unlike malware you might accidentally download on the internet, this software comes preinstalled on a number of entry-tier smartphones.

Shanghai Adups Technology Co., a Chinese provider of professional FOTA (firmware over-the-air) update services to OEMs, mobile network operators, and semiconductor vendors… more

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