Do Not Use Xiaomi Phones : IAF Tells Families And Squadrons [Security]

Xiaomi phones have been accused of sending data to China. And while Xiaomi has clarified on this issue, the threat continues. IAF (Indian Air Force) has issued an alert to air force squadrons as well as family members to stay away from Xiaomi devices.xiaomi-note-connect-to-china

“The IAF alert has come with ‘medium’ severity rating, which is considered serious according to an IAF official.
F-secure, a leading security solution company, recently carried out a test of Xiaomi Redmi 1s, the company’s budget smartphone, and found that the phone was forwarding carrier name, phone number, IMEI (the device identifier) plus numbers from address book and text messages back to Beijing” [IAF note/via]

Xiaomi : You need to fix this once-and-for-all.

Update : Xiaomi has clarified on these issues – user data will be moved to local servers.

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