Lithuania wants users to dump Chinese phones citing data collection

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Lithuania’s Defense Ministry has released a warning, urging consumers to get rid of their Chinese phones and not to buy new ones.

This warning comes in response to Lithuanian cybersecurity researchers identifying several security flaws and censorship-related loopholes in certain Chinese-made smartphones.

Hackread.com has learned that researchers tested 5G mobiles from different Chinese mobile makers, including Huawei, Xiaomi, and OnePlus 8T.

Four Major Cybersecurity Risks Discovered

Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) revealed that four major cybersecurity flaws were identified in smartphones made by Xiaomi and Huawei. Two of the flaws were related to pre-installed applications, and one was involved in private data leakage.

Huawei P40, according to the report, is responsible for putting users at risk of cyber-security breaches. The report revealed that the official Huawei application store called AppGallery is directing users to third-party stores. Some of the apps uploaded at the store were declared malicious or infected with viruses after these

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