November 16, 2016

Chinese IoT Firm Siphoned Text Messages, Call Records

This post was originally published on this siteA Chinese technology firm has been siphoning text messages and call records from cheap Android-based mobile smart phones and secretly sending the data to servers in China, researchers revealed this week. The revelations came the same day the White House and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued sweeping guidelines aimed at building security into Internet-connected devices, and just hours before a key congressional panel sought recommendations from industry in regulating basic security standards for so-called “Internet of Things” devices. At the center of the spyware controversy is software made by Shanghai ADUPS Technology, […]