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CarrierIQ: Most Phones Ship With “Rootkit”

November 16th, 2011 11:55 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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First time accepted submitter Kompressor writes “According to a developer on the XDA forums, TrevE, many Android, Nokia, and BlackBerry smartphones have software called Carrier IQ that allows your carrier full access into your handset, including keylogging, which apps have been run, URLs that have been loaded in the browser, etc.” Since this was submitted, a few more details have come to light. The software was designed to give carriers useful feedback on aggregate usage patterns, but the software runs as root and the privacy implications are pretty severe.

Source: CarrierIQ: Most Phones Ship With “Rootkit”

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