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Old 02-03-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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... Again... did you READ the article or just skim it?

"The good news is that your device is unlikely to be infected with Android.Oldboot.1 unless you have purchased a dubious product from a Chinese manufacturer."

Samsung makes their phones in South Korea, first of all. LG? South Korea. Sony makes most in Japan but some in China. HTC: Taiwan. Hmmmm.... so who is the big Chinese phone manufacturer in China? Oh, that would be Apple.
But even if they were ALL made in China, the companies control the manufacturing process. Sony, LG, Samsung, HTC et al. install the software at their own factories. There is a quality control process.
There are knock off companies making Android phones and selling them for cheap. Mostly in China. Do you not get this? This is the main source of this malware.

So basically what YOU are saying is that someone at one of these company owned factories is installing malware on these factory released phones?
Is it a nefarious employee, Mr. "I'm-in-the-telecommunications-industry"?
Or is Samsung doing it behind our backs?? Yea, that would make sense because as soon as that news got out, no one would buy their phones. Or TV's. Or anything. It would be bye bye Sammy.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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... Again... did you READ the article or just skim it?

"The good news is that your device is unlikely to be infected with Android.Oldboot.1 unless you have purchased a dubious product from a Chinese manufacturer."

Samsung makes their phones in South Korea, first of all. LG? South Korea. Sony makes most in Japan but some in China. HTC: Taiwan. Hmmmm.... so who is the big Chinese phone manufacturer in China? Oh, that would be Apple.
But even if they were ALL made in China, the companies control the manufacturing process. Sony, LG, Samsung, HTC et al. install the software at their own factories. There is a quality control process.
There are knock off companies making Android phones and selling them for cheap. Mostly in China. Do you not get this? This is the main source of this malware.

So basically what YOU are saying is that someone at one of these company owned factories is installing malware on these factory released phones?
Is it a nefarious employee, Mr. "I'm-in-the-telecommunications-industry"?
Or is Samsung doing it behind our backs?? Yea, that would make sense because as soon as that news got out, no one would buy their phones. Or TV's. Or anything. It would be bye bye Sammy.
Oh, I've read MANY articles and documentation, and most can be read by the public, but some cannot.
AGAIN, think what you like. Insertion of ADware and tracking apps have been added to the firmware for at least 2 years with a joint cooperation between the manufacturers,DOJ and other interests. The general public doesn't READ enough about the devices they own to be privy to this information, and SAMSUNG, LG and APPLE can care less as long as people still buy their crap and sign contracts for them. Apple products are the most vulnerable for this, because that's what everyone wants and the federal government and manufacturers know this.
Software has also been imbedded to allow remote camera/mic activation as well, but most are none the wiser since those options are rarely active unless the DOJ or NSA thinks your interesting enough.
There are other not-so-nice things about your devices as well, but you'll have to do your own research!
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I thought we were talking about this specific piece of Malware?!?!?!
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I thought we were talking about this specific piece of Malware?!?!?!
The rest of us were.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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You can believe what makes you feel better, but WHERE do you think Verizon and Sprint phones come from?? The USA?? Unless you go into the firmware of the device, you won't be able to find the external source for the adware.
Look at the IMEI label in or on the phone. It says china. I work in the telecommunications industry.
G2 was made in Korea. My Nexus 7 was made in the USA.

Thanks for your insider knowledge, you're out in left field having a conversation with yourself. We're not talking about hardware-level malware.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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G2 was made in Korea. My Nexus 7 was made in the USA.

Thanks for your insider knowledge, you're out in left field having a conversation with yourself. We're not talking about hardware-level malware.
That's ok, enjoy your toys.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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G2 was made in Korea. My Nexus 7 was made in the USA.
Er.... /whisper No Nexus has ever been Made in the USA. The Moto X is the first Smartphone that comes close being ASSEMBLED in the USA from parts manufactured in Asia.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Er.... /whisper No Nexus has ever been Made in the USA. The Moto X is the first Smartphone that comes close being ASSEMBLED in the USA from parts manufactured in Asia.
True. The Moto x is actually assembled in a Texas facility, in Ft.Worth I think.
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