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Security Company: Coolpad Smartphones Have Hidden Backdoor

Chinese models show the new types of Coolpad mobile phones at the P&T/Expo Communication China 2008 at China International Exhibition Center on Oct. 21, 2008 in Beijing, China. Backdoors were recently discovered in Coolpad smartphones. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Chinese models show the new types of Coolpad mobile phones at the P&T/Expo Communication China 2008 at China International Exhibition Center on Oct. 21, 2008 in Beijing, China. Backdoors were recently discovered in Coolpad smartphones. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Smartphone users in China were noticing something odd about their Coolpad phones. The devices were automatically installing strange apps, and the users were getting advertisements...




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