United States government-funded phones come pre-installed with unremovable malware

A US-funded government assistance program is selling budget-friendly mobile phones that come pre-installed with unremovable malicious apps. Malwarebytes Labs investigates the malware’s origins.

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A week in security (July 22 – 28)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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Your device, your choice: AdwCleaner now detects preinstalled software

Because you, the user, should be able to decide which software ends up on your devices, Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.3.0 now detects preinstalled software.

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