1. tickerguy's Avatar
    Like, for example, the ZTE device?

    Better read this first:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/us...-security.html

    "According to its website, Adups provides software to two of the largest cellphone manufacturers in the world, ZTE and Huawei. Both are based in China."

    Oops.....

    What was it doing? Sending all your text messages and contacts to CHINA every 24 hours.......

    And yeah, it was an "accident." So they say.

    Now do a bit of research. You will find this isn't the first time that very company has been caught doing this...... There is at least one prior nearly-identical incident (that we know of.)
    11-15-16 11:18 AM
  2. evodevo69's Avatar
    Yikes that's horrible

    #whatisclassic
    11-15-16 11:23 AM
  3. The Big Picture's Avatar
    Like, for example, the ZTE device?

    Better read this first:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/us...-security.html

    "According to its website, Adups provides software to two of the largest cellphone manufacturers in the world, ZTE and Huawei. Both are based in China."

    Oops.....

    What was it doing? Sending all your text messages and contacts to CHINA every 24 hours.......

    And yeah, it was an "accident." So they say.

    Now do a bit of research. You will find this isn't the first time that very company has been caught doing this...... There is at least one prior nearly-identical incident (that we know of.)
    Yeah. Same with Xiao mi too.

    Otherwise I would have bought one a long time ago

    What a lot of people don't understand is that a lot of these androids run without Google services or anything in China and who do you think takes Google 's place?

    The Chinese government wants their data too just like almost everyone else
    11-15-16 11:33 AM
  4. Centerman66's Avatar
    Somebody have Kryptoware check in on Alcatel phones......
    zephyr613 and John Albert like this.
    11-15-16 12:08 PM
  5. krif07's Avatar
    Like, for example, the ZTE device?

    Better read this first:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/us...-security.html

    "According to its website, Adups provides software to two of the largest cellphone manufacturers in the world, ZTE and Huawei. Both are based in China."

    Oops.....

    What was it doing? Sending all your text messages and contacts to CHINA every 24 hours.......

    And yeah, it was an "accident." So they say.

    Now do a bit of research. You will find this isn't the first time that very company has been caught doing this...... There is at least one prior nearly-identical incident (that we know of.)
    I don't think that these are mistakes!!! Huawei and ZTE are designed to be sending daily reports to Chinese agents and manufacturers! Nobody can deny that!
    11-15-16 01:06 PM
  6. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    There goes their NIAP certification.
    11-15-16 01:21 PM
  7. slagman5's Avatar
    Somebody have Kryptoware check in on Alcatel phones......
    Except the BB versions do not use the same OS as the Alcatel branded ones. So even if they found Alcatel to be doing the same, it doesn't apply to the DTEK phones...

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    11-15-16 01:36 PM
  8. tickerguy's Avatar
    And now you know where the value is in not having a Chinese vendor build your OS.....

    PS: The ZTE has a locked bootloader too..... good luck getting rid of it.
    11-15-16 01:58 PM
  9. Charkatak's Avatar
    Any word about HTC phones?
    11-15-16 02:59 PM
  10. Randal Yandal's Avatar
    Wow thats insane!
    11-15-16 03:57 PM
  11. Davis Rayler's Avatar
    Does that even matter? Lol people in general don't care about security.

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    11-15-16 04:01 PM
  12. slagman5's Avatar
    Does that even matter? Lol people in general don't care about security.

    Posted via CB10
    Sad isn't it?

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    11-15-16 04:24 PM
  13. Menage's Avatar
    Wasn't there a story about that happening at the hardware level, a couple years ago as well? If that can happen, then no OS is secure.

    In any case, when a foreign company wants to do business in China, they sell a bit of their soul. China holds their feet to the fire and requires IP sharing.

    The "mistake" was that this made it into phones destined for the US. The "mistake" was not that the capability was put into the phones in the first place. They don't even apologize for that. Mind boggling.
    11-15-16 07:58 PM
  14. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Because one sided stories and hyperbole at the top of the news cycle every day.

    News_adups fota

    At least take the time to get the other side lol.


    In response to user demand to screen out junk texts and calls from advertisers, our client asked ADUPS to provide a way to flag junk texts and calls for users. We developed a solution for ADUPS FOTA application.

    The customized version collects messages to identify junk texts using back-end aggregated data analysis in order to improve mobile phone experience. ADUPS FOTA application flags texts containing certain language associated with junk texts and flags numbers associated with junk calls and not in a user’s contacts.

    In June 2016, some Blu Product, Inc. devices applied a version of the ADUPS FOTA application that inadvertently included the functionality of flagging junk texts and calls that had been requested by other ADUPS clients. When Blu raised objections, ADUPS took immediate measures to disable that functionality on Blu phones. ADUPS updated applications for Blu phones, and those phones have passed the Kryptowire test. ADUPS also confirmed that no information associated with that functionality, such as text messages, contacts, or phone logs, was disclosed to others and that any such information received from a Blu phone during that short period was deleted.

    In addition, ADUPS has been cooperating with Blu and Google to verify that such flagging of junk texts and calls does not happen in the updated versions of the firmware in Blu’s phones. Also, ADUPS has been working to further improve the privacy protections in its products. ADUPS sincerely apologizes to its partners and users. We will enhance process management and work to improve transparency, and deliver high-quality products and best service to provide the best possible data security for all our customers.
    PHughes, howarmat and BB-JAM215 like this.
    11-15-16 10:06 PM
  15. tickerguy's Avatar
    Bla1ze, dig a bit deeper. This is the second time this particular company has been caught doing this.

    Once is an accident (maybe). Twice?
    11-15-16 10:10 PM
  16. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Bla1ze, dig a bit deeper. This is the second time this particular company has been caught doing this.

    Once is an accident (maybe). Twice?
    I'll take your word for it. Not to sound rude, but I really don't care that much about this particular case. Alert me if BlackBerry gets brought up though. lol
    11-15-16 10:37 PM
  17. ohaiguise's Avatar
    , it doesn't apply to the DTEK phones...
    lol The modern urban myth of John Chen's mysterious 'secret sauce' strikes again.
    11-16-16 01:13 AM
  18. LeKeiser's Avatar
    you guys can't find anything better it's pitiful...
    enjoy your chinese phone anyway, might be your last
    11-16-16 02:53 AM
  19. evodevo69's Avatar
    Yet you have these idiots flying over to China to cover the launch of the Xiaomi mi mix, a phone that's not even launching in the US *facepalm



    #whatisclassic
    11-16-16 05:43 AM
  20. slagman5's Avatar
    lol The modern urban myth of John Chen's mysterious 'secret sauce' strikes again.
    Um, it has nothing to do with that. I only mention the DTEK because this is the DTEK forum, this wouldn't affect ANY phone not using adup... I never said anything about "secret sauce" that DTEK has but what it DOESN'T have.

    So hold on, eh hem, *clears throat*. LOL ROTFLMAO!!

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    11-16-16 06:36 AM
  21. Ecm's Avatar
    This thread seems to have passed its "best before" date.

    /closed
    11-16-16 06:52 AM

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