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Upstream´s Security Platform, Secure-D, Unveils Alcatel Smartphones Sold with a Suspicious App From TCL, Also Available on Google Play

Last update: 11/01/2019
LONDON, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- Upstream, the technology company leading the mobile internet revolution in high growth markets, has unveiled that Alcatel smartphones are sold with a suspicious pre-installed weather forecast app, also available on Google Play.

Upstream’s security platform, Secure-D, detected suspicious activity initiated by an Android application named “Weather Forecast – World Weather Accurate Radar” in Brazil and Malaysia. This application was later found pre-installed on Pixi 4 and A3 Max devices from Alcatel, a brand owned by Nokia. The devices are manufactured under licence by Chinese electronics company TCL Corporation, a manufacturer of Alcatel and Blackberry branded mobile phones.



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