E&T news story: 'Made in China' smartphones spy on users

A cyber security news story from E&T online

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Nov 17, 2016
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A budget smartphone with Chinese components has been found to transmit user data including complete text messages to the manufacturer without users’ knowledge.

The Android-based BLU device, which uses firmware from the Chinese company Shanghai ADUPS Technology, relays information about received and made calls, contact lists, as well as text messages to a China-based server.

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Keith Martin over 1 year ago

A bit like all those Snowden revelations, it's not the fact it can be done that is surprising - just the fact it is being done...