Monday, 28 May 2012

Through the backdoor ! Chinese android handset problems.

Well it has been a while since the last post. I haven't really got too excited about anything in the news over the past few months, or had many new toys to play with until recently. Just to get things started I did find the story below quite interesting. Chinese Android handset,ZTE Score M has been found to have an application installed which acts as a backdoor to the operating system. The application has a hard coded password which gives root level access to the device. The password and instructions are readily available online. As of yet there is no proof of a remote exploit being possible, but it is very likely that software downloaded by the user could be coded in such a way to exploit the issue and give attackers access to your device. Still, so far not a big issue for the UK as it is only linked to handsets which were supplied by China to the US !!

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