In the last few weeks we’ve heard a lot about the devices that supposedly send personal information to China, especially with the polemic between Huawei and the U.S. government, and now we have a report about the Nokia 7 Plus that comes to add fuel to the fire.
According to information from the Norwegian site NRK , a batch of Nokia 7 Plus phones were sending users’ personal data to a server in China for several months.
It is mentioned that the data was transmitted every time the screen was unlocked or the phone was turned on, and included GPS information, phone number and serial number of the device, which is certainly alarming as this allowed anyone with access to the data could know the location of users in real time.
The information was sent to a server with domain vnet.cn registered to China Internet Network Information Center which is owned by China Telecom, and according to HMD Global, everything was due to an error in the process of compiling the software because the batch of Nokia 7 Plus devices affected were planned for the Chinese market and not for the European, and therefore included the application guilty of sharing data.
Ok, I got the culprit. It’s “com.qualcomm.qti.autoregistration.apk” which must have been installed by the system ~4 weeks ago. It matcheshttps://t.co/JofUTB84sN.
— Dirk (@drwetter) 5 de enero de 2019