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Phones for low-income users hacked before they’re turned on, research finds

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Researchers found phones in the Lifeline program came with malware installed, causing the phones to be loaded up with adware.Getty imagesRameez Anwar's phone had serious problems. The device, paid for by the federally funded Lifeline program for low-income people, was overrun with pop-up ads that made it unusable. Despite multiple factory resets, the problem wouldn't go away. "As soon as it detected internet," Anwar said, "it started doing…

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