Thursday, December 01, 2011

Hidden app tracks or logs user's activities on many smartphones ("Carrier IQ")

The Huffington Post has as story about research by Trevor Eckhart over a hidden app on many smartphones, called the “HTC IQ Agent” which logs many details about the user’s activities and could provide a security threat for hacking of various private activities (like logons to financial sites) later. It’s also called “Carrier IQ”.  The link is here.

Could this risk be similar to that of keyloggers on PC's?

Trevor supplied a YouTube video: 




Pete Williams at NBC explained Carrier IQ's response to a class action suit. This facility is only for quality control.


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