Posts Tagged ‘Carrier IQ’

If you’ve been following the recent Carrier IQ controversy, you’ll know that there is this one rootkit that comes pre-installed on most Android smartphones in the US that not only logs how many calls were dropped and your location, but also sent and received texts, emails, entire calls, keyboard taps and more without ever asking the user for permission. There are various somewhat complicated ways to detect it, but a rather simple method has cropped today that just involves installing an app from Android Market and launching it. Details of the app-in-question can be checked out after the break.

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Whether it’s an iPhone 4S, a Samsung Galaxy S II or a HTC Desire, we all love our smartphones, and most of us couldn’t function day-to-day without them.

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Been following all the recent Carrier IQ controversy? You know, how this one app logs texts, key taps, calls, emails etc. without taking consent from the user? Well, there is now an easy method available to check if Carrier IQ is installed on your phone. Details after the jump!

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Over the last couple of weeks various reports have begun circulating that some Android, Nokia and BlackBerry smartphones feature a piece of software which logs certain key software events, as well as keeping track of some hardware functions, too. The world is up in arms about the whole thing, as it tends to be when anything even remotely related to privacy rears its ugly head.

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