Malware in Android devices aren’t something new due to the sheer number of applications available for the devices through Play Store. While the easiest way to avoid malware to not download files from unauthorized places, recently Google confirmed that some of the Android smartphones had already shipped with malware.
This latest news comes according to a report from Forbes regarding Triada. Earlier this year, the trojan was discovered in a bunch of budget smartphones. While it wasn’t clear how the smartphones were compromised, latest report just confirms that some of the smartphones were compromised even without user action.
At the moment, it’s unclear how many people were affected by the latest malware as hackers may have got access to consumer data and would be able to execute codes on the device. Since the incidents, Google has confirmed that it has worked with different manufacturers to ensure that attackers cannot get access to consumer devices from the trojan infection. At the moment, we aren’t sure how much damage was done by the malware.