Thursday, December 15, 2011

Android Spy - Carrier IQ

Smartphones is getting popular and it become part of a basic communication tools. It does have a massive grow comparing to apple iphone. As you all aware android is an operating system for mobile devices. Recently an Android developer discovered a clandestine application called Carrier IQ built into most smartphones that doesn't just track your location; it secretly records your keystrokes, and there's nothing you can do about it.Check out the video above which show how it works

What is Carrier IQ, exactly?
Jump to 9:00 in the YouTube video below for the proof this is basically a keylogger running on your phone that you didn’t know about.

The comment given its to understanding on the user behaviour so that they can provide a better service to the users. But what do you think?

"Our action was misguided and we are deeply sorry for any concern or trouble that our letter may have caused Mr. Eckhart," the company said in response to the EFF's letter. "We sincerely appreciate and respect EFF's work on his behalf, and share their commitment to protecting free speech in a rapidly changing technological world."

Apparently FBI was aware on the Carrier IQ what it able to do and so on , but they are not willing to reveal anything including the usage. Some believe FBI use in investigation. The most worry part, the company claims Carrier IQ was installed 150 millions handset globally. MuckRock did sent an Freedom of Information Act request to the FBI, asking for "manuals, documents or other written guidance used to access or analyze data gathered by programs developed or deployed by Carrier IQ."

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