ZTE To Fix Smartphone Security Flaws
Research from the US Department of Homeland Security has discovered several security vulnerabilities in ZTE handsets, allowing hackers to access to user data without their knowledge. The news comes after Telstra ceased selling ZTE devices earlier this year.
The discovery follows a swing of back-and-forth changes between ZTE and American regulators, with the Trump administration finally lifting its ban on the company in July.
As per Fifth Domain, a spokesperson claims ZTE has “already delivered” or is “working with” US carriers to deliver maintenance updates, required to fix the security breaches.
Latest research – funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate – has reportedly revealed several vulnerabilities within millions of mobile devices offered by America phone carriers.
The vulnerabilities claim to provide hackers a ‘loophole’ to access users’ data without their knowledge.
The research was formally presented a few days earlier, with commentators questioning if any ripple-down effects will fall on Australian carriers.