Security Audit Highlights Huawei and Xiaomi | Software Modules Included to Leak Data to Chinese Authorities

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A security audit is highlighting two out of three Chinese-made smartphones! Huawei and Xiaomi raise red flags for data sharing and potentially "malicious" apps. Learn more!
(Photo : Image from Commons.Wikipedia.com) Security Audit Highlights Huawei and Xiaomi | Software Modules Included to Leak Data to Chinese Authorities and Potentially 'Malicious' App Repacking

A security audit that included Huawei's P40 5G, OnePlus' 8T 5G, and the Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G revealed certain oddities with the smartphone brands. Only OnePlus passed without having raised any red flags.

NCSC Security Assessment on Three Chinese-made Smartphones

A recent security assessment was made by the Lithuanian National Cyber Security Center or NCSC and included security data on the three most recent Chinese-made smartphones. It was found that the Xiaomi phone actually included software modules that were designed to leak certain data to Chinese authorities.

It was also reportedly designed to censor certain media that is related to topics considered sensitive by the Chinese government. Huawei reportedly replaced the standard Google Play app store with a third-party substitute which was found to have sketchy, potentially malicious repackaging of certain common apps, according to the NCSC. There has also been a 100% increase in cybercriminal activities in Telegram.

OnePlus Passes while Xiaomi Raises Red Flags

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