Mobile Security


ZTE Score M Android Phone Found to Have Backdoor Installed

UPDATE–An Android handset produced by Chinese manufacturer ZTE has a backdoor installed that could enable an attacker to take control of an affected device remotely and run arbitrary code. The manufacturer has acknowledged the issue in the ZTE Score M, which includes a harcoded password, and says that it plans to push out a fix soon. 


Carrier IQ, a startup heavily bruised last fall by harsh criticism of its handset diagnostic software, today announced it’s hired a high-profile lawyer as its Chief Privacy Officer.

According to a news release, Magnolia Mansourkia Mobley, a CIPP and former Verizon executive, will be tasked with quickly broadening the company’s focus on consumer privacy.  She also was named the company’s General Counsel.

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