I talk a lot about how your personal behaviors and attitudes affect the security (or lack thereof) of your mobile devices. As time passes, you introduce new risks as you enter passwords, download apps, surf the web, engage in social media. Now, you need to know that your Android device poses risks to your security and privacy when it’s new, fresh out of the box.
Android devices ship with known security flaws
According to a story published by The Verge, many Android devices use modified software that introduce inherent vulnerabilities:
The firm’s research was meant to point out that some security meltdowns stem from code written by phone companies to modify Android.
Asus, Essential, LG, and ZTE are among the brands affected by this discovery.
The security lapses could lead to everything from letting an attacker lock someone out of their device, to getting control over their microphone and more…
Quick Tip: Just because you have a new computer or device, doesn’t mean that it’s safe. Spend some time securing your new device before you put it into regular use. Have questions or concerns? Drop me a line to get a quote.