News by Dan Seifert on Friday May 18, 2012.
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ZTE has acknowledged that a security vulnerability exists in the Score smartphone sold by Cricket in the U.S. The vulnerability could allow a malicious attacker to gain control of the device and access a user's personal information.
The phone is able to be compromised if an attacker has a specific password. The password, which is readily available on the internet, is likely left over from when the Score was going through testing and development. ZTE says that a patch for the Score is in the works to address the vulnerability. It says it will be fixed in the near future, but did not say when exactly users would be able to download it.
ZTE, along with Huawei, another Chinese company, has gone under scrutiny in the past over concerns that the company has ties to the China's communist government. ZTE and Huawei have both denied these allegations.via: Reuters
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