Sep 22, 2021
Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones
Consumers should throw away their Chinese phones and avoid buying new ones, Lithuania's Defence Ministry has warned. "Our recommendation is to not buy new Chinese phones, and to get rid of those already purchased as fast as reasonably possible," said Defence Deputy Minister Margiris Abukevicius. Xiaomi's flagship Mi 10T 5G phone was found to have software that could detect and censor terms including "Free Tibet", "Long live Taiwan independence" or "Democracy movement", the report said. The report also highlighted a flaw in Huawei's P40 5G phone, which put users at risk of cyber-security breaches. "The official Huawei application store AppGallery directs users to third-party e-stores where some of the applications have been assessed by anti-virus programs as malicious or infected with viruses," a joint statement by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and its National Cyber Security Centre said.
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