Tuesday November 15, 2016

Secret Backdoor In Some Android Phones Sent Data To China

Those of you that use disposable or prepaid Android phones should know that some have been recently found to have a secret backdoor that sends all of your text messages to China. You know, that could actually be fun if you knew about the backdoor ahead of time.

Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages. The American authorities say it is not clear whether this represents secretive data mining for advertising purposes or a Chinese government effort to collect intelligence.