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Are you one of those using one of the unpopular brands, such as Leagoo? I am not condemning such brands but using some of them makes your data vulnerable to malware.

According to report by a Russia-based antivirus vendor—Dr. Web—, it has been revealed that over 42 Android smartphones have been shipped with a banking Trojan which is dubbed the Tirada Android banking Trojan. It’s not a new Trojan, but its presence can automatically root your device and make it impossible for you to get rid of it without reinstalling the operating system.

The report states that the key feature of Android.Triada.231 is that cybercriminals inject this Trojan into the libandroid_runtime.so system library.

The same reports also cast the blame on the manufacturers. It says mainstream of the blame lies with the third party software developers who inject malware alongside the applications that come with the phones.

“This [software development] company provided Leagoo with one of its applications to be included into an image of the mobile operating system, as well as with an instruction to add third-party code into the system libraries before their compilation.” Says the report.

List of Phones Affected by The Trojan

Check out the 42 smartphones that have been affected thus far.

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  • Leagoo M5
  • Leagoo M5 Plus
  • Leagoo M5 Edge
  • Leagoo M8
  • Leagoo M8 Pro
  • Leagoo Z5C
  • Leagoo T1 Plus
  • Leagoo Z3C
  • Leagoo Z1C
  • Leagoo M9
  • ARK Benefit M8
  • Zopo Speed 7 Plus
  • UHANS A101
  • Doogee X5 Max
  • Doogee X5 Max Pro
  • Doogee Shoot 1
  • Doogee Shoot 2
  • Tecno W2
  • Homtom HT16
  • Umi London
  • Kiano Elegance 5.1
  • iLife Fivo Lite
  • Mito A39
  • Vertex Impress InTouch 4G
  • Vertex Impress Genius
  • myPhone Hammer Energy
  • Advan S5E NXT
  • Advan S4Z
  • Advan i5E
  • STF AERIAL PLUS
  • STF JOY PRO
  • Tesla SP6.2
  • Cubot Rainbow
  • EXTREME 7
  • Haier T51
  • Cherry Mobile Flare S5
  • Cherry Mobile Flare J2S
  • Cherry Mobile Flare P1
  • NOA H6
  • Pelitt T1 PLUS
  • Prestigio Grace M5 LTE
  • BQ 5510
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Is your device among them?

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