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  • Oh Dear, Xiaomi Owners Beware!

    oh this is good

    Xiaomi has backdoor in its phones right out of the box

    the highlights:-

    Xiaomi is often referred to as the 'Apple of China' with its massive sales and growing following in the China, but now a report from Thijs Broenink has surfaced that has Xiaomi the AnalyticsCore.apk that arrives pre-installed on all Xiaomi smartphones, which allows the company to install code onto the smartphone without you noticing, with total access to every single bit and byte of your data.

    It gets better, as this backdoor calls back to Xiaomi every 24 hours, sending the user's "IMEI, MAC address, Model, Nonce, Package name and signature". This data gets analyzed, and told which apps to install - as it can overwrite your signed, pre-installed apps with modified versions of them.
    that's pretty serious actually...

  • #2
    I have read this before and take it with a pinch of salt lol, always someone trying to rubbish them.

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    • #3
      Assuming me being on a completely different ROM based on cyangenmod am unaffected?
      Last edited by Finners; 17-09-16, 10:16.
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      • #4
        I didn't think this was much of a story, until I saw that it reported back your Nonce information.



        Originally posted by coiler
        Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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        • #5
          Lets be honest though, if this was apple half the forum would be frothing at the mouth by now.

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          • #6
            True!



            Originally posted by coiler
            Stomach was rumbling like a fatman landing on Sanctuary

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mokey View Post
              Lets be honest though, if this was apple half the forum would be frothing at the mouth by now.
              Let's be honest, Apple already have every bit of your data, as do Google. We use smartphones because they're convenient, not because they're bastions of privacy.

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              • #8
                Chinese tech company installing backdoors into their hardware? That's not news, it's a given...
                Why did the chicken cross the road?
                To get away from the Canadian poultry farmer with loose trousers.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FunkY View Post
                  Chinese tech company installing backdoors into their hardware? That's not news, it's a given...
                  Makes me question all the companies I deal with using Huawei enterprise switches and routers.... how much do they trust the software ?
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                  • #10
                    Chinese already getting into national infrastructure, just look at Hinkley point c.

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