Day: January 11, 2020

Assurance Wireless’s government-subsidised UMX U683CL smartphone comes with pre-installed malware

Security company Malwarebytes has discovered a US Government-subsidized low-cost smartphone is being sold to customers with pre-installed malware. The UMX U683CL, being sold by Virgin Mobile’s Assurance Wireless program for only $35 (due to the Lifeline Assistance program) comes pre-loaded with two trojans, one of which can not be removed. […]