BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps

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  1. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    An Android app developer has published what he says is conclusive proof that millions of smartphones are secretly monitoring the key presses, geographic locations, and received messages of its users.

    In a YouTube video posted on Monday, Trevor Eckhart showed how software from a Silicon Valley company known as Carrier IQ recorded in real time the keys he pressed into a stock EVO handset, which he had reset to factory settings just prior to the demonstration. Using a packet sniffer while his device was in airplane mode, he demonstrated how each numeric tap and every received text message is logged by the software.
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    Thanks for the submit.

    however i think this deserves a little more exposure than moving this to "other tech news"

    So i have posted this direct to HH's front page.

    Please Discuss Here.
     
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