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Understanding Xiaomi Mobile's Privacy Issues | Learn Ethical Hacking India

Xiaomi is present third largest smartphone manufacture in the world. But few days ago IAF found Xiaomi stealing the private information, call logs, IMEI numbers and some info to webservers in Beijing china.

The Indian Air force   warned its employees and their belongings that their private information was being shipped over to servers in China, and asked them to avoid using Xiaomi smartphones due to security risk.

 Xiaomi is facing an investigation in Taiwan for alleged cyber security threat, as a result of which last month the Taiwanese government decided to ban the company due to several privacy controversies.

Coming to sales in India, Xiomi’s models Mi3 and Redmis … created a record sales in flipkart by being sold more than 80 k phones in 9-13 seconds.

Recently a Chinese woman found that , Xiaomi can stole bankcard data by using Near Field communication.

Security Researchers from F-Secure Antivirus firm has shown that the Xiaomi phones (RedMi 1S handset) send quite a lot of personal and sensitive data to "api.account.xiaomi.com" server located in China, including following information:


 1)IMEI Number of your phone
 2)IMSI Number (through MI Cloud)
 3)Your contacts and their details
 4)Text Messages

Kenny Li of Hong Kong forum, IMA Mobile, recently noticed something odd with its Redmi Note smartphone. He discovered that the device continued to make connections with IP addresses in Beijing, China. The device kept trying to make the connection, even after switching off the company's iCloud-like MiCloud service

Xiaomi said the company collects data only with the user's permission to offer specific services like cloud and will set up a server in India next year.

Article By :  Sai Phaneendra Mulupuru  

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