As recently told by Amazon to CNET this week, the e-commerce giant has decided to suspend the sales of mobile devices made by Blu on its official website. The reason for the removal reportedly has something to do with a potential security issue. This decision from Amazon came after Kryptowire, a security firm, showed last week how Blu devices possess software that had the ability to gather potentially sensitive or private information, and transmit them to servers located in China, without the knowledge and permission of the owners of the handsets.
A research team from Black Hat recently revealed during its security conference held just this week in the city of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada that a certain number of mobile devices are collecting potentially sensitive information (without the permission of the device’s owners) to servers based in China.
The biggest wireless carrier in America is getting ready to launch a new search app called AppFlash across its Android powered mobile devices, and the purpose of this app is to provide assistance to users in finding content across various apps. This search app has take some flak from critics who claim the app is actually a form of spyware that lets Verizon Wireless gain access to sorts of private data.
After experts in web security discovered that an iPhone unit belonging to a prominent Arab activist has been targeted with spyware, Apple has decided to immediately upgrade its iOS mobile operating system. As reported by net security company Lookout and Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab, specially designed spyware can be used in order to exploit a trio of previously unrevealed vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS, collected called Trident.
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