(PRWEB UK) 11 July 2014
As reported by the article in BBC News, dated 18 June 2014: eBay pulls sales of Chinese 'spyware phones', popular website eBay has banned the sale of a smartphone after it was discovered that the model in particular comes equipped with pre-installed spy software in its native Chinese factory. As disclosed by the German security firm, the model in question is Android-powered Star N9500, whose impossible to remove Trojan software was sending personal data to a server located in China. The spyware was disguised as an actual Google Play Store application. The device can still be found on Amazon, whose representatives could not be reached at the time of this writing. The spokesman for eBay said: Due to reports that some Star 9500 smartphones are loaded with spyware, eBay is not allowing the sale of these devices as a precautionary measure".
Despite the fact that Star smartphones are not exactly a household brand, the device was popular among the buyers due to its low price, and the fact that it resembled the Samsung Galaxy S4.
In light of the BBC News article, Private Detective London (http://privatedetective-london.com/) appealed to the general public to be more careful about their choice of cell phones, as well as to be aware of the fact that their existing cell phones are much more vulnerable to outside attacks than they suspect. But, there is a solution, and it lies in hiring Private Detective London phone forensics department, which has some of the finest experts in the business, who specialize in phone security and forensics. Just as PCs became the target of hackers and malicious spyware applications, the same thing had started happening to cell phones, as Android platforms became more popular. However, cell phone users fail to change their mindset when using their phones, as they still considered them completely safe. Luckily, Private Detective London phone forensics department experts are there to help and remove any spy apps they might find on a client’s smartphone. Phone forensics experts can also help people back-up their personal and confidential information, as well as help them gain access to their device in case they forgot their username or a password.
Racheal Porter, chief investigator at Private Detective London, urged smartphone users to be more careful, and invited them to adopt a more active approach when it comes to communication. She went on to say: “Protecting your cell phone, just as you would protect your PC, or home, is something that is essential. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. But, with the help of Private Detective London, you will always the former, and never the latter. Give us a call. We are here to help.”
Private Detective London chief investigator Rachael Porter can be contacted on0203 292 0558.