When you buy a new smartphone, you expect it to be bug and malware free, leaving the job of filling the device with useless or malicious software to you. The Department of Homeland Security, however, has admitted on the record that manufacturers might be taking care of that task for you, before the phone reaches your stores.

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When you download smartphone apps from an official app store, iPhone or Android, you usually expect that the applications are monitored and virus free. Unlike iPhone’s app store, however, the Android platform does not actively pre-screen all of their apps, and sometimes malicious viruses sneak through, including phenominally popular apps like Angry Birds.

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