Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2022
A flaw in Xiaomi phones using MediaTek Chips could allow to forge transactions

Flaws in Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T and Redmi Note 11 models could be exploited to disable the mobile payment mechanism and even forge transactions. Check Point researchers discovered the flaws while analyzing the payment system built into Xiaomi smartphones powered by MediaTek chips. Trusted execution environment (TEE) is an important component of mobile devices designed to process […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2021
German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) investigates Chinese mobile phones

German Federal Office for Information Security is launching an investigation into the cybersecurity of certain Chinese mobile phones. German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is launching an investigation into the cybersecurity of mobile phones of certain Chinese manufacturers. The investigation was requested by both the SPD politician Jens Zimmermann and the CDU digital politician […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 07, 2020
Google blocks Xiaomi integrations on Nest hub over privacy concerns

Google has recently disabled all Xiaomi smart home integrations on Nest Hub after being informed that some users could access other people’s camera feeds.  On January 1st, 2020, a Reddit user (‘/u/Dio-V’) posted a discussion revealing that Nest Hub was able to access feeds from other Xiaomi cameras. As proof of the issue, the user […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 05, 2019
Flaws in Pre-Installed security App on Xiaomi Phones open to hack them

If you use a Xiaomi smartphone you should be aware that a pre-installed security software could be abused for malicious activities. Bad news for the owners of Xiaomi smartphones, a pre-installed security application could be used as a backdoor by hackers. Security experts at CheckPoint have discovered that a security app, called Guard Provider, that […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 15, 2016
A backdoor on Xiaomi device allows silent and remote deliver of any app

A Dutch Computer Science student discovered the presence of a backdoor that could allow an attacker to silently install any app on Xiaomi phones. A Dutch Computer Science student, Thijs Broenink, who analyzed his Xiaomi mobile device discovered the presence of a backdoor that could allow an attacker to silently install any app on the phone. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2016
Millions of Xiaomi Smartphone vulnerable to remote hacking

Millions of Xiaomi smartphone are affected by a critical remote code execution flaw that could be exploited by hackers to take over the mobile devices. Millions of Xiaomi mobile are vulnerable to remote hacking due to a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers to take over the mobile devices. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2015
Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone with preinstalled malware and much more

The security firm Bluebox discovered a preinstalled malware, many malicious apps, and a series of security holes on the Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone. After the episode of Lenovo pre-installed malware, another case is worrying the IT community. This time, security firm Bluebox has discovered pre-installed malware and other security issues with a Xiaomi Mi 4 mobile […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2014
Sony Xperia Smartphones send user data in China

Security experts have discovered that Sony Xperia Smartphones secretly send user Data to servers in China due to the presence of the Baidu spyware. Sony Xperia Devices secretly send user data to servers in China, this is the last news that is shocking the mobile industry and that was published on several forums. The problem relates to Sony […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 11, 2014
F-Secure discovered Xiaomi handset spying on users’data

Experts at F-Secure security firm analyzing the new Xiaomi RedMi 1S discovered that it sends out to a server located in China a lot of user’s data. Xiaomi, one of the most important Chinese smartphone manufacturers is accused for secretly steal users’ data and send it back to a server in China, despite the company has turned […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2014
Xiaomi smartphones can steal bank card data via NFC

Chinese woman accidentally discovered that its Xiaomi smartphone has the capability to steal bank card data via near field communication. A report issued by the Nanjing-based Yangtse Evening News states that smartphones produced by Chinese Xiaomi are able to steal bank card data from wireless connections. Rumors reports that a woman from Nanjing has revealed to the newspaper that her new Xiaomi smartphone managed […]