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Palo Alto Networks reveal CoolReaper backdoor on Coolpad devices

Palo Alto Networks reveal CoolReaper backdoor on Coolpad devices

Bloatware has been an annoying issue on any device, whether it be smartphone, tablet or laptop, but what Chinese OEM Coolpad is doing goes beyond bloatware into potentially criminal territory. Palo Alto Networks, the very same research firm that alerted the world to the WireLurker iOS malware last month is now hot on the trails of "CoolReaper" a backdoor software that Coolpad has intentionally installed on millions of its devices, exposing users not just to its own control but possibly to external malicious threats as well.

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Coolpad Quattro II 4G and 8920 smartphone hands-on

Coolpad Quattro II 4G and 8920 smartphone hands-on

When you hear the name Coolpad it might not ring a bell but the company has big plans for their phones in the US, and are here in Las Vegas for CTIA showing off their latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphones. The popular Chinese manufacturer wants to deliver quality 4G LTE smartphones for those on a budget, and in a way have stolen the show here at Pepcom. We got a look at their new Quattro II 4G, as well as the impressive 8920 that recently launched in China.

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