Just when you thought you were safe on your mobile device. Google now says that malware could already be on your phone pre-installed …

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/08/10/google-warning-tens-of-millions-of-android-phones-come-preloaded-with-dangerous-malware/#7ae41c6addb3

The Google team didn’t disclose any details of the brands of phones involved, but more than 200 device manufacturers fell foul of the testing, with malware allowing the devices to be attacked remotely.

Google’s Maddie Stone security researcher discloses…

A healthy dose of skepticism does not go amiss when the app is from an unknown source. Not much users can do if those threats come pre-installed, though, and that’s why this revelation is so dangerous.