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[liberationtech] The saga (so far) of Carrier IQ spyware, installed on millions of phones

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Wed Nov 30 08:51:54 PST 2011

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From: Rich Kulawiec <rsk at>
Sent: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 6:40 AM
Subject: The saga (so far) of Carrier IQ spyware, installed on millions of

November 16: initial reports of Carrier IQ spyware surface:

CarrierIQ: Most Phones Ship With "Rootkit"

The Rookit of All Evil

More on CarrierIQ

both of which reference the research presented here:

Carrier IQ

November 22: Carrier IQ threatens security researcher Trevor Eckhart:

CarrierIQ Tries To Silence Security Researcher

Mobile Rootkit Maker Tries to Silence Critical Android Dev

November 24: Carrier IQ backs off its threats, says that it doesn't track
Android users

Carrier IQ Relents, Apologizes

Carrier IQ retracts cease and desist letter sent to security researcher,
says it doesn't track Android users

November 29: Further research by Trevor Eckhart shows Carrier IQ spyware
logs ALL keystrokes

Android Dev Demonstrates CarrierIQ Phone Logging Software On Video

Researcher's Video Shows Secret Software on Millions of Phones Logging

both of which reference this research:

Carrier IQ Part 2

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