Lithuania says built-in cybersecurity risks found in Chinese-made Xiaomi and Huawei phones


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Vilnius, Lithuania — Lithuanian cybersecurity experts are urging the country's government agencies to abandon the use of Chinese-made smartphones after an investigation identified security vulnerabilities and censorship concerns with certain devices. Lithuania's National Cyber Security Center said it found four major cybersecurity risks for devices made by Huawei and Xiaomi , including two relating to pre-installed apps and one involving personal data leakage, and warned against using these two brands. There's also the risk of possible restrictions on freedom of expression with Xiaomi phones, which contain a content-filtering feature for 449 keywords or groups of keywords in Chinese characters. The...