Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Some Motorola Phones are Snooping on You

Perhaps overlooked given the larger snooperific NSA context of late, but engineer Ben Lincoln has penned a blog post claiming that he's found that his Motorola Droid X2 is hoovering up a significant amount of user data and sending it off to Motorola. According to Lincoln, the X2 (and perhaps other models) collects GPS data from photos, users names and passwords, e-mail addresses and other private data, then sends that data off to Motorola using an unencrypted channel. Lincoln says he's only tested this on the X2, but has provided tools on his website for users to test other phones in Motorola's lineup. The revelations appear to have been overshadowed by the latest marketing for Motorola's new upcoming Moto X smartphone.

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Motorola Snooping

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