Xiaomi phones are pre-backdoored; your apps can be silently overwritten

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by lotuseclat79, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Xiaomi phones are pre-backdoored; your apps can be silently overwritten

    -- Tom
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I'm not into smart-phones at all, it's very unhandy to browse the web on such a tiny screen, and I feel like data isn't truly safe, apps have way too many privileges. And on top of that, apparently hardware makers can't be trusted also. I'm sticking to my dumb-phone with no internet access.
     
  3. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    I hear ya Rasheed! I don't even own a mobile phone. Had my heart set on the Guardian Rom Kyle was working on - but, that effort seems to have faded. My fall-back position is exactly what you have accomplished - go for a dumb phone until something better (for staying private and secure) comes along NOT a smart phone.

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  4. Rasheed187

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    Well, a mobile phone can be handy, in case of a power outage for example. I just love those old skool Nokia phones:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia-phones-1.php
     
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