[olug] [OT]: Researcher’s Video Shows Secret Software on Millions of Phones Logging Everything

DYNATRON tech dynatron at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 00:41:47 UTC 2011

well, i feel violated.
i use ssh on my phone to access several servers...carrierIQ has my login
credentials now.

a keylogger falls under wiretap laws IMO

androidsecuritytest.com seems to be the place to check out.
On Nov 30, 2011 6:35 PM, "Christopher Cashell" <topher-olug at zyp.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 6:07 PM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:
> > From what I understand, the "Carrier IQ" tool is the electronic
> > version of the Verizion guy who says "Can you hear me now?"  Each time
> > your phone drops a call, gets a high rate of errors, etc, this tool
> > logs that information and will upload it to the carrier as an
> > additional datapoint for their coverage team to use.
> That was my original thought, and how I pretty much wrote off the
> concerns, too.  Now, I'm not so sure.  Capturing the full content of
> text messages, and web browser searches (performed with HTTPS, over
> wifi, with all other radios disabled) by a third-party application
> goes way beyond what I'd consider reasonable technical or service
> quality data.  The fact that someone has verified that it is capturing
> this information, along with a lot more, is very disconcerting.
> > The conspiracy theory side of me says "Yeah, but what else?" and it
> > may be true.  Sadly we might never know unless it was made FOSS.
> Not sure if you read the full article or watched the video, but Mr.
> Trevor Eckhart has done a pretty thorough analysis of the software's
> activity, showing an extent that seems to be very suspicious at best,
> and very scary at worst.  If it's logging (and potentially sending) a
> google search query performed over HTTPS, is it also logging (and
> potentially sending) credit card numbers and other personal
> information to them?
> At the very least, this needs further investigation, and should have
> an option for disabling (and removing) it.
> > Dan
> --
> Christopher
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