So unsurprisingly a security researcher found some cheap Android devices phoning home to China when buying a phone to travel with. One of the phones seems to be Blu R1 HD, which is ‘Currently unavailable’ on Amazon.com and customers that bought it have received security update e-mails. Security researchers have uncovered a secret backdoor in […]
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It’s been a good 3 years since my last entry in this category and I’ve had a steady stream of retarded e-mails recently fit for posting. Plus I actually had 1-2 people e-mail me and tell me they missed the posts in the Retards category and that it always gave them a good laugh – […]
It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some […]
China catches a lot of flack in the infosec World, mostly for being suspected of cyber-terrorism and for propagating nasty malware. Lately things have been getting more political especially during their tussle with Google over the whole ‘search freedom’ issue and censorship. The latest is that they are starting to check for compliance on a […]
Well there’s been a lot of news these past few days so it was pretty tough to choose what to cover today, anyway I chose this story as it interests me and could be a real problem for RIM the makers of the popular (and fastest growing) BlackBerry smart-phone device. The latest news is due […]
Well this can be looked at in a number of ways, many would say “If you’ve nothing to hide, why worry?” – but then we know people in the UK can be fairly fanatical when it comes to issues regarding privacy. Also TalkTalk are claiming it’s an anonymous system, so actual user details aren’t stored. […]