Do android media boxes have malware protection? And can a pre-loaded box be wiped?

SyncroScales

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Hello,

I have some questions about Android media boxes.

1. I have looked at a few. For example the Minix NEO-U1 Android Media Player. Does it have any malware protection? Can they be hacked? Can someone spy on you with them?

I think it is possible to watch what content is on someones media box, or see their history or even download from them, so I am a bit concerned. I also do not know if the manufacturers have installed hardware that is spyware?

2. If a person buys a pre-loaded media box from Amazon or ebay or something, can they be wiped out so the apps can be re-insalled clean and everything re-configured? I know it is a gamble to buy these and I am just curious.

Thank you.
 

th3p00r

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1. Yes, you can install AVG, I have AVG installed on my android phone.
Can they be hacked? Yes, any system can be hacked nowaday that including linux.
Can someone spy on you with them? Yes (depends on who you are) and no
2. Yes, you restore it to factory and configure the way you want.
 

th3p00r

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1. Yes, you can install AVG, I have AVG installed on my android phone.
Can they be hacked? Yes, any system can be hacked nowaday that including linux.
Can someone spy on you with them? Yes (depends on who you are) and no
2. Yes, you restore it to factory and configure the way you want.
 
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