Bloatware comes to the smartphone

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The author explores the security and privacy implications of the now-common industry practice of installing bloatware on phones sold by cellular carriers. Is it merely annoying, or do smartphone users face more serious concerns? Do the economic advantages outweigh the security and privacy concerns?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6265107
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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