Security and Technology Ramblings…

If you use an android phone, then this should be an important issue for you.

In mid November Trevor Eckhart posted online that software by Carrier IQ logs most key strokes and information as you use your Android or blackberry device.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T17XQI_AYNo

Recently, the main stream press has picked up the story and it seems accurate.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/mobile/232200532

http://www.pcworld.com/article/245265-2/carrier_iq_tracking_your_questions_answered.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2011/11/30/phone-rootkit-carrier-iq-may-have-violated-wiretap-law-in-millions-of-cases/

http://consumerist.com/2011/12/researcher-claims-software-on-many-smartphones-is-tracking-your-every-keystroke.html

Not only this, but the “Carrier IQ” website boasts that it is installed on over 140 million handsets.

http://www.carrieriq.com/

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