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New Phone - Mysterious Files in Download Folder

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By KiteRyu, Junior Member on 25th November 2018, 09:55 PM
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Hi everyone, I just got a new XZ1 today (purchased from recommended Sony retailer as new), but I noticed some unknown files in the downloads folder I'm worried about, has anybody else noticed these or know what they are?

File list:
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_pt_BR.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_fr_FR.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_de_DE.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_en_US.test.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_it_IT.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_es_ES.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_cz_CZ.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_ja_JP.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_v2_TYPO_TEST.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_zh_CN.json.min
  • rce_plugin_string_resource_nl_NL.json.min
  • CS_JIT_Animation.mp4
  • jit_cs_positive_preview.png

Opening one of the files in VSCode, this is what the file looks like:

I'm worried about "rce" since that seems eerily close to remote code execution.

Any advice very much appreciated.
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27th November 2018, 02:13 AM |#2  
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I just found the exact same files in the download directory of an old Verizon Ellipsis tablet I just reset and renewed a few days ago. It is running 5.1.1 Lollipop
21st December 2018, 08:28 PM |#3  
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Did you find any info on this? Thx!
16th May 2019, 06:01 AM |#4  
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Bump! Found this on a phone that was purchased/reset a few days ago. BB Key2 on android 8.1.0

Files only show up when i insert a USB drive and open the file copy android native UI. Does not show up on ghostcommander unless i move the files to a new directory (but then stupid android UI deletes and recreates the file, losing all original metadata such as permission, owner etc... and the useless android UI where i can see/copy the files, do not show permission/owner)
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