Are You Totally Protected? See List Of 42 Smartphones That Come With A Trojan Banking Virus


Security in the Android Operating system is usually complicated and most times vulnerabilities are discovered.

 I know iOS Fan boys will want to derail this post simply because they don' trust Google with their data. I hate to be the bad news carrier but "hey" I'm an Android lover so I won't feel remorseful -Your glorified iCloud  uses Google Cloud Platform, as well as Amazon Web Service’s S3 storage service, to store encrypted chunks of an iPhone or iPad’s backed-up files, like contacts, calendars, photos, documents, and more. However,that's not the news right now so I'll go back straight to what this post is about.

Recently, 42 smartphone models have been identified to come with a bank trojan.

I know you're probably like this right now ?

What is a bank trojan?

This is a seemingly harmless type of Trojan that can open communication ports on the devices where it is hosted. The banking trojan Android.Triada.231 was first identified in 2016 and manages to gain root on any Android device and then infect the Zygote process, which is the core of the Google Android operating system. This process is used to launch all applications on the system.

“Android.Triada.231 is one of the most dangerous trojans in the Android family.Triada. When the trojan inflicts this module, all running applications can also be infected. Once infected, apps become vulnerable and the target of malicious actions.

The “power” of this trojan allows hackers to inject Android.Triada.231 into the library which is part of the system, and in that way the malicious application can penetrate the firmware of the device during its manufacture.

After hackers access the device, they can steal bank data. The problem with this trojan is that its removal forces a reinstallation of the operating system. Russian anti-virus company Dr.Web reports that these smartphones have been sold worldwide.

  1. Leagoo M5
  2. Leagoo M5 Plus
  3. Leagoo M5 Edge
  4. Leagoo M8
  5. Leagoo M8 Pro
  6. Leagoo Z5C
  7. Leagoo T1 Plus
  8. Leagoo Z3C
  9. Leagoo Z1C
  10. Leagoo M9
  11. ARK Benefit M8
  12. Zopo Speed 7 Plus
  13. UHANS A101
  14. Doogee X5 Max
  15. Doogee X5 Max Pro
  16. Doogee Shoot 1
  17. Doogee Shoot T
  18. ecno W2
  19. Homtom HT16
  20. Umi London
  21. Kiano Elegance 5.1
  22. iLife Fivo Lite
  23. Myth A39
  24. Vertex Impress InTouch 4G
  25. Vertex Impress Genius
  26. myPhone Hammer Energy
  27. Advan S5E NXT
  28. Advan S4Z
  29. Advan i5E
  30. STF AERI
  31. AL PLUS
  33. Tesla SP6.2
  34. Cubot Rainbow EXTREME 7
  35. Haier T51
  36. Cherry Mobile Flare S5
  37. Cherry Mobile Flare J2S
  38. Cherry Mobile Flare P1
  39. NOA H6
  40. Pelitt T1 PLUS
  41. Prestige Grace M5 LTE
  42. BQ 5510
If you have any of these smartphones, it is important to be aware of the processes that are running. Also if there are any software updates available for your device, kindly update it as soon as possible.

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