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Firmware Secretly Sent Text, Call Data On Android Users To China

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Nov
2016
Firmware Secretly Sent Text, Call Data On Android Users To China

Android Security Hole Found By Researcher

Several Android smartphone models sold in the US, including via major online retailers like Amazon and BestBuy, had firmware in them that surreptitiously collected and sent detailed personally identifiable information on users and devices to a server based in China.

An employee working for DARPA-funded security firm Kryptowire stumbled upon the issue when using a burner phone from Miami-based BLU Products he had purchased for a trip overseas.

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