TECHACKS 3.0

Carrier IQ: any logging is the fault of HTC, other makers

by on Dec.04, 2011, under Featured

This article posted by MacNN brings to light some points about security.  It is important to put things into perspective.  You are being tracked without your knowledge.  Did you not think that could happen without Carrier IQ?  If so, you are wrong.  Think about using your debit or credit cards.  If you use a debit card today, could someone understand where you go and what your habits are today? Yes!  IF I could track your mouse clicks via browser history, could I not find out what you were looking for or your interest?  Yes!

So, putting the focus back on the fact that you were not aware that the phone was tracking your movements or touch points is more the issue.

Carrier IQ: any logging is the fault of HTC, other makers:

Carrier IQ followed up its technical discussion of how its system works with an implication that phone designers like HTC were compromising the security of its device tracking. In a chat with The Verge, marketing VP Andrew Coward was careful not to mention HTC by name but gave strong clues that a standard Android log file containing the normally unsaved information had to have been populated by HTC with the tracking data. HTC’s software in this view was making copies of whatever the Carrier IQ programming interface saw….

(Via MacNN | The Macintosh News Network)

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