Friday, December 02, 2011

What to do About Carrier IQ on Your Phone

From Melanie Pinola – Check If Your Android Phone Has Carrier IQ with Voodoo Carrier IQ Detector, No Rooting Required:

Carrier IQ, the rootkit that can log everything you do on your phone, is easy to turn off on the iPhone and we noted yesterday how to check and remove Carrier IQ on Androidusing an app from the developer who discovered the Carrier IQ scandal, but that method required rooting your phone. Voodoo Carrier IQ Detector is a free app available on Android Market that can check for—but not yet remove—the spying software. It's easy to install and you don't need your phone to be rooted.

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