Xiaomi smartphones: German federal authority conducts investigation

Xiaomi smartphones: German federal authority conducts investigation

A few days ago the Lithuanian Cyber ​​Security Center issued a warning. Anomalies have been discovered in smartphones from Xiaomi and Huawei, so the professionals have advised that the devices from China should be got rid of immediately. Now the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) intervenes.

BSI starts investigation into Xiaomi smartphones

Update from October 3rd, 2021: Xiaomi has announced its own investigation. The results should be published soon. Incidentally, the BSI does not examine Huawei smartphones.

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The Lithuanian Center for Cyber ​​Security published a report a few days ago in which it was stated that Xiaomi smartphones have an integrated censorship function that, although not active in Europe, can be turned on remotely at any time. In addition, the Chinese company's browser is said to analyze users far too precisely and send the data to other EU countries for evaluation there. Xiaomi has contradicted this and issued a statement.

"Xiaomi's devices do not censor any communication with or from their users. Xiaomi has and will never restrict or prevent personal activities of its smartphone users, such as B. Searching, calling, surfing the Internet or using third-party communication software. Xiaomi fully respects and protects the legal rights of its users. Xiaomi complies with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR). "

Xiaomi's justification does not seem to be enough for the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). According to the German Press Agency (via Golem), the German higher federal authority has initiated an investigation. The report was received on Wednesday and steps have now been taken. What is happening right now is not known. Lithuania had examined the Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G . It is quite possible that the BSI will take a closer look at this and other smartphones.

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This research does not come at a good time for Xiaomi. The Chinese company is currently selling more smartphones in Europe than ever before. If doubts about security now arise, this could make customers skeptical . It will be interesting to see what comes out of the investigation and whether the BSI also issues a warning about Xiaomi smartphones.


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