Tag Archives: Backdoors

Pre-installed Backdoor On 700 Million Android Phones Sending Users' Data To China

Do you own an Android smartphone? You could be one of those 700 Million users whose phone is secretly sending text messages to China every 72 hours.

You heard that right. Over 700 Million Android smartphones contain a secret ‘backdoor’ that surreptitiously sends all your text messages, call log, contact list, location history, and app data to China every 72 hours.

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Threatpost News Wrap, February 5, 2016

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including internet-connected teddy bears, the latest on the Going Dark debate, and whether or not there’s a backdoor in Socat. They also preview next week’s Security Analyst Summit in Tenerife, Spain.

FBI Director to Silicon Valley: ‘Try Harder’ to Find ‘Going Dark’ Solution

FBI director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate committee on how encryption is hampering law enforcement and national security efforts.

Crypto Leaders: ‘Exceptional Access’ Will Undo Security

Thirteen cryptography leaders and pioneers published a paper warning of the economic and social pitfalls associated with the government’s desire for “exceptional access” to cryptographic keys.