RMA’d pixel used to send nudes, steal money

Two Pixel phones that were unable to be powered on/wiped sent in for repair to Google were brought back to life and used to post nudes, steal money, and compromise social media accounts according to several reports.

In both instances the phones that were sent in were dead, and in once case at least did not have a secure screen lock in place so when repaired there was access to everything right off the bat.

In both cases the phones appeared to be in the possession of someone at the same location, so looks like it’s an inside Google job.

More details at the source link below, but basically it’s two fairly well documented cases and one “how did they manage to send money with PayPal?” head scratcher. (hint: person probably had a saved password)

Set a screen lock, set a password, set a biometric. You won’t be able to when the phone breaks.

[Android Police]
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