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Cheap Android tablets riddled with security flaws, test finds

John E Dunn | Nov. 27, 2014
Android version guarantees nothing.

Perhaps worst of all, some came with pre-loaded apps that security programs defined as potentially intrusive for their collection of data.

"Be aware that not all devices are security equals. Bluebox Labs routinely sees a lot of below-average security for bargain Android devices," said Bluebox's researchers.

"We recommend that you avoid conducting online banking, making purchases or storing sensitive data on these devices - if you do, you will be putting your data at risk."

Android smartphone and tablet users can test their own devices against Bluebox by downloading the free app from Google Play. If you happen to own one of the devices mentioned above, prepare to be shocked.


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