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hoboX10

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    hoboX10 got a reaction from Stroal in Modern Samsung Phones With Device Care Caught Sending Data Back to Chinese Servers   
    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/ektg8u/chinese_spyware_preinstalled_on_all_samsung/
     
    A reddit user discovered that the Storage section of the Device Care software that Samsung uses in their Android distribution is made by a shady Chinese company named Qihoo 360. This company is well-known to use shady tactics and trickery to install adware and spyware on users' products. Using Wireshark, the reddit user was able to confirm that the company does indeed send data back to chinese servers, under at least two domain names: 360.cn & 360safe.com. To make matters worse, Device Care and its individual sections cannot be disabled by the user without Root privileges.
     
    Yet another worse detail is outlined in the comments of the original thread, from which a user discovered that this company is sending sensitive data back to the Chinese servers over standard, unencrypted HTTP. The sensitive data includes details like your device's IMEI number and MAC address.
     
     
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    Given how this topic is rapidly blowing up on Reddit, I hope it can have enough outreach for media sites with actual contacts at Samsung to pick up on this. Maybe Samsung would be willing to work on shutting down these oversights and support their users.
  2. Informative
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Lurick in Modern Samsung Phones With Device Care Caught Sending Data Back to Chinese Servers   
    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/ektg8u/chinese_spyware_preinstalled_on_all_samsung/
     
    A reddit user discovered that the Storage section of the Device Care software that Samsung uses in their Android distribution is made by a shady Chinese company named Qihoo 360. This company is well-known to use shady tactics and trickery to install adware and spyware on users' products. Using Wireshark, the reddit user was able to confirm that the company does indeed send data back to chinese servers, under at least two domain names: 360.cn & 360safe.com. To make matters worse, Device Care and its individual sections cannot be disabled by the user without Root privileges.
     
    Yet another worse detail is outlined in the comments of the original thread, from which a user discovered that this company is sending sensitive data back to the Chinese servers over standard, unencrypted HTTP. The sensitive data includes details like your device's IMEI number and MAC address.
     
     
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    Given how this topic is rapidly blowing up on Reddit, I hope it can have enough outreach for media sites with actual contacts at Samsung to pick up on this. Maybe Samsung would be willing to work on shutting down these oversights and support their users.
  3. Informative
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Spotty in Modern Samsung Phones With Device Care Caught Sending Data Back to Chinese Servers   
    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/ektg8u/chinese_spyware_preinstalled_on_all_samsung/
     
    A reddit user discovered that the Storage section of the Device Care software that Samsung uses in their Android distribution is made by a shady Chinese company named Qihoo 360. This company is well-known to use shady tactics and trickery to install adware and spyware on users' products. Using Wireshark, the reddit user was able to confirm that the company does indeed send data back to chinese servers, under at least two domain names: 360.cn & 360safe.com. To make matters worse, Device Care and its individual sections cannot be disabled by the user without Root privileges.
     
    Yet another worse detail is outlined in the comments of the original thread, from which a user discovered that this company is sending sensitive data back to the Chinese servers over standard, unencrypted HTTP. The sensitive data includes details like your device's IMEI number and MAC address.
     
     
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    Given how this topic is rapidly blowing up on Reddit, I hope it can have enough outreach for media sites with actual contacts at Samsung to pick up on this. Maybe Samsung would be willing to work on shutting down these oversights and support their users.
  4. Informative
    hoboX10 got a reaction from soldier_ph in Modern Samsung Phones With Device Care Caught Sending Data Back to Chinese Servers   
    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/ektg8u/chinese_spyware_preinstalled_on_all_samsung/
     
    A reddit user discovered that the Storage section of the Device Care software that Samsung uses in their Android distribution is made by a shady Chinese company named Qihoo 360. This company is well-known to use shady tactics and trickery to install adware and spyware on users' products. Using Wireshark, the reddit user was able to confirm that the company does indeed send data back to chinese servers, under at least two domain names: 360.cn & 360safe.com. To make matters worse, Device Care and its individual sections cannot be disabled by the user without Root privileges.
     
    Yet another worse detail is outlined in the comments of the original thread, from which a user discovered that this company is sending sensitive data back to the Chinese servers over standard, unencrypted HTTP. The sensitive data includes details like your device's IMEI number and MAC address.
     
     
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    Given how this topic is rapidly blowing up on Reddit, I hope it can have enough outreach for media sites with actual contacts at Samsung to pick up on this. Maybe Samsung would be willing to work on shutting down these oversights and support their users.
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    hoboX10 got a reaction from Ben17 in LTT Official Discord!   
    It's not about users seeing phone numbers. Companies sell personal information all the time. Like I said, Discord is FREE service, and had no monetary option until Nitro released. They have to make money through other methods. There's a reason they refuse to use end to end encryption: if they did they wouldn't have access to all your chats, voice data, shared links, files, etc if they (properly) encrypted it all.
     
    So I'm just giving everyone a reminder/warning: Be careful linking your phone number to discord. There's no telling who it gets shared with.
     
    Edit: Secondarily, you can't take what Discord reddit mods say as word of God. Discord claims they encrypt all station data but their support has told users multiple times in emails that they store all data unencrypted for "speed and ease of access", contradicting each other.
  6. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from jagdtigger in Apple accused of selling user data   
    Jesus fucking christ, look at the comments on that article. It's fucking pathetic the lengths people go to defend Apple. The term sheeple is real for a very evident reason.
  7. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Norwegiantweaker in Apple accused of selling user data   
    Jesus fucking christ, look at the comments on that article. It's fucking pathetic the lengths people go to defend Apple. The term sheeple is real for a very evident reason.
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    hoboX10 got a reaction from LukeSavenije in Another navi leak   
    Hasn't AMD said, multiple times, that Navi is still based on GCN and is their last one that will be? Why are people saying it isn't now, I haven't seen any indication of this anywhere.
  9. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Basiliotornado in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  10. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Danielx64 in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  11. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from HanZie82 in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  12. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Terabyte_272 in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  13. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from alizaidi2000 in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  14. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from David89 in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  15. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Star red in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  16. Like
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Trentonxx in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  17. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from WubGuy in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
  18. Like
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Matty2048 in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
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    hoboX10 got a reaction from SomeCallMeJo in Rumour: Intel Core 9000 series to get more threads   
    The real damage done here is to all the software we use. Had Intel at least had REASONABLE releases, like 6 cores around 2012, 8 cores around 2015, and 10 for 2017 to now sort of match where we ended up anyway, developers would be programming with increased thread count in mind all the more. Optimization would be nearly a decade ahead of where it is now.
     
    Intel essentially held the world back a decade in computing with their greediness. Makes my blood boil.
     
    Remember, developers target hardware that's already mainstream, they don't target future hardware.
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    hoboX10 got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Rumour: Intel Core 9000 series to get more threads   
    This is really stupid and entirely missing the point. Sure Intel had a 12 core on Xeon. I said 6. Half of their server offering would have been more than easy.
     
    Either way, you're missing the obvious point here. It's not to have higher core counts, but have software that takes advantage of it. Yeah, it's not mainstream right now. I pointed that out myself already, if they WERE for sale 5 years ago, it WOULD BE mainstream by now.
  21. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Rumour: Intel Core 9000 series to get more threads   
    The real damage done here is to all the software we use. Had Intel at least had REASONABLE releases, like 6 cores around 2012, 8 cores around 2015, and 10 for 2017 to now sort of match where we ended up anyway, developers would be programming with increased thread count in mind all the more. Optimization would be nearly a decade ahead of where it is now.
     
    Intel essentially held the world back a decade in computing with their greediness. Makes my blood boil.
     
    Remember, developers target hardware that's already mainstream, they don't target future hardware.
  22. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from thorhammerz in Rumour: Intel Core 9000 series to get more threads   
    The real damage done here is to all the software we use. Had Intel at least had REASONABLE releases, like 6 cores around 2012, 8 cores around 2015, and 10 for 2017 to now sort of match where we ended up anyway, developers would be programming with increased thread count in mind all the more. Optimization would be nearly a decade ahead of where it is now.
     
    Intel essentially held the world back a decade in computing with their greediness. Makes my blood boil.
     
    Remember, developers target hardware that's already mainstream, they don't target future hardware.
  23. Like
    hoboX10 got a reaction from NvidiaIntelAMDLoveTriangle in Rumour: Intel Core 9000 series to get more threads   
    The real damage done here is to all the software we use. Had Intel at least had REASONABLE releases, like 6 cores around 2012, 8 cores around 2015, and 10 for 2017 to now sort of match where we ended up anyway, developers would be programming with increased thread count in mind all the more. Optimization would be nearly a decade ahead of where it is now.
     
    Intel essentially held the world back a decade in computing with their greediness. Makes my blood boil.
     
    Remember, developers target hardware that's already mainstream, they don't target future hardware.
  24. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from Morgan MLGman in Rumour: Intel Core 9000 series to get more threads   
    The real damage done here is to all the software we use. Had Intel at least had REASONABLE releases, like 6 cores around 2012, 8 cores around 2015, and 10 for 2017 to now sort of match where we ended up anyway, developers would be programming with increased thread count in mind all the more. Optimization would be nearly a decade ahead of where it is now.
     
    Intel essentially held the world back a decade in computing with their greediness. Makes my blood boil.
     
    Remember, developers target hardware that's already mainstream, they don't target future hardware.
  25. Agree
    hoboX10 got a reaction from spiralfuzion in LTT Official Discord!   
    Alright I'll post a different issue that is very on topic. My intent was never to argue, it just always gets to me when people disregard real issues and try to pass them off as "it's only me" or other nonsense. I apologize for my side of it.
     
    BE WARY LINKING YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO DISCORD. Personal friends of mine have had a sharp increase in spam calls after doing so for other communities they are a part of. I refuse to do it personally.
     
    @ LTT Staff - I hope you guys can look into replacing the phone number requirement with something else eventually, but I understand the need for a serious restriction on accounts joining the channel as it is a huge community.
     
    Remember! - Discord is free, they had no income until they released Nitro, but that can't sustain them - they make money through other methods. And they have access to everything you ever say, type, or share through discord. Draw your own conclusions from that.
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