Archive for November 30th, 2011

Carrier IQ: the smartphone spy

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Huffington Post: “A security researcher has posted a video detailing hidden software installed on smart phones that logs numerous details about users’ activities…In a post about Carrier IQ on his website, Eckhart called the software a “rootkit,” a security term for software that runs in the background without a user’s knowledge and is commonly used in malicious software…Carrier IQ could not immediately be reached for comment. But the company told that its software is used for “gathering information off the handset to understand the mobile-user experience, where phone calls are dropped, where signal quality is poor, why applications crash and battery life.”


The software has been seen on Nokias, Blackberries and various devices running Google’s Android, but not on anything from Apple…

So, are you happy with your Android, Nokia or Blackberry smartphone?? Keep on dreaming, grtx from my iPhone! 😉