The Latest in IT Security

Xiaomi smartphones come equipped with backdoor

20
Sep
2016

xiaomi-phones_converted

When you buy a new mobile device with certain apps already pre-installed on, you’re effectively forced to trust that the device maker or reseller (depending on who pre-loaded the apps) is not up to anything shady or try to remove them (sometimes you can’t).

Or, if you’re a computer science student with an interest in cyber-security like Thijs Broenink, you can reverse-engineer pre-loaded apps and discover for yourself what they do. In his case, he wanted to known what the AnalyticsCore (AnalyticsCore.apk) in his Xiaomi Mi4 does as there was no information online about it.

Read More

Leave a reply


Categories

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments