This post was edited by sfphoto at 2018-2-18 03:41
Boston101 Post time: 2018-2-17 09:28
No fingers pointing directly at Huawei but the spyware was written by Chinese hacks and all gather ...
That’s called MDM for “mobile device management” which is used to update the firmware, configure the settings and control the device, all done remotely by either the carrier or the OEM. Huawei sells its smartphones through carriers who handle the MDM through their own MDM servers located in their host countries. What happened in this case was a Chinese MDM vendor (Adups) handling the MDM process for and on behalf of a US OEM (BLU Products) who sells their smartphones through the retail channel vs the carrier channel. This is common for low-end smartphones that are unsupported by carriers. So either the OEMs would have to support those low-end smartphones themselves or outsource the management to a third-party MDM vendor.
Huawei uses its own firmware running on its own mobile SoC. So that means Huawei’s mid-end to high-end smartphones do not depend upon third-party MDM vendors for its firmware.