1. sup3r1or's Avatar
    I saw this post pop up on Thai social media 3 hours ago
    Have a look
    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3685669
    04-22-2019 07:16 AM
  2. DotsFar's Avatar
    Brrrr, a bit scary. Not theory anymore, but actually going on ...
    04-22-2019 10:10 AM
  3. sup3r1or's Avatar
    This could be Chinese version only because other 2 Huawei phones in test that are international model did not do this.

    In any case android send all data to Google that was published years ago. If choosing between lesser evil.
    04-22-2019 01:42 PM
  4. JZ VR's Avatar
    Brrrr, a bit scary. Not theory anymore, but actually going on ...
    Fake news, the poster on reddit admitted it was a false alarm, he went on Baidu triggering those DNS requests. Most Chinese sites access Beian.cn Beian=Registration. If it was this easy to spot spying you'd think all the top intelligence agencies in the world would have evidence by now, not to mention the unproven allegations were never against Huawei phones.
    Morty2264, sledge007 and BB_PP like this.
    04-28-2019 02:23 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about this too much. Any smartphone you buy is kind of opening you up to that possibility. I'm not saying every manufacturer/platform does this, of course - some phones may be "safer" than others - but when you buy a smartphone, put your information and location stuff in there, and search things on search engines like Google... Well, stuff can inevitably happen. As another user said above, Google does collect user information. I think Huawei is under some scrutiny but in any case, if the phone company was really doing this kind of thing, you'd see way more evidence of this elsewhere, from more reliable sources.
    04-28-2019 10:23 AM
  6. sledge007's Avatar
    Agreed with the sentiments above. IF this was a real possibility, and Huawei was committing nefarious acts, then I think ALL internet providers would be obligated to do a complete factory recall and replace every single phone out there. Maybe not, but that's my opinion on it anyway. One thing I have noticed is I have tried logging in to one of my bank accounts (with Tangerine) and typically there is a photo and catch phrase that are displayed that is supposed to prove that you are on a secure connection with the bank. When I try to log in with my P30 Pro, the image and catch phrase never show up. Due to this not being displayed, I haven't logged into my bank accounts with this phone. Maybe I'm being a little overly cautious, I do have my old phone that I use for work so it's not crucial that I'm able to access my bank through this phone. I figured I would give it a few months and see what feedback, if any, arises.
    05-02-2019 10:49 AM
  7. AndroidFanboy8's Avatar
    Ok here's the thing I too was worried after reading what you posted and went into the app in my new device and tried to log in. Seems fine no issue at all, security was intact, and even setup a finger print login. So not sure why it didn't show up for you!?!?
    Agreed with the sentiments above. IF this was a real possibility, and Huawei was committing nefarious acts, then I think ALL internet providers would be obligated to do a complete factory recall and replace every single phone out there. Maybe not, but that's my opinion on it anyway. One thing I have noticed is I have tried logging in to one of my bank accounts (with Tangerine) and typically there is a photo and catch phrase that are displayed that is supposed to prove that you are on a secure connection with the bank. When I try to log in with my P30 Pro, the image and catch phrase never show up. Due to this not being displayed, I haven't logged into my bank accounts with this phone. Maybe I'm being a little overly cautious, I do have my old phone that I use for work so it's not crucial that I'm able to access my bank through this phone. I figured I would give it a few months and see what feedback, if any, arises.
    05-02-2019 01:31 PM
  8. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    From that article:

    The apparent owner of the Huawei P30 Pro posted an update on his website in which he says he now thinks that the DNS requests were not initiated by the phone, but rather occurred as the result of Baidu searches. He said he believes that the DNS queries to beian.gov.cn occurred when he used Baidu to carry out searches.

    This does, however, raise the question as to why Baidu searches are sending data to China's Ministry of Public Security and is indicative of the close relationship between "private companies" such as Baidu and Alibaba and the authoritarian communist regime.
    JZ VR likes this.
    05-02-2019 02:13 PM
  9. sledge007's Avatar
    Ok here's the thing I too was worried after reading what you posted and went into the app in my new device and tried to log in. Seems fine no issue at all, security was intact, and even setup a finger print login. So not sure why it didn't show up for you!?!?
    Ha, I think I figured it out. I was receiving an Interac email transfer and because I hadn't configured the Tangerine app, the picture/phrase verification didn't display. I went into the app, answered the security question and now it's there. So thanks for that! All good
    JZ VR likes this.
    05-02-2019 03:50 PM
  10. JZ VR's Avatar
    From that article:
    The first part is correct the second part is typical propaganda, Beian=registration all sites in China are registered on Beian.cn and assigned specific registration numbers. Most if not all of them will access Beian.cn during some time.
    05-02-2019 07:07 PM

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