Germany Probes Multiple China-Made Smartphone Types Over Security Concerns

A German regulator said it was launching a security investigation into certain Chinese-made smartphones after Lithuania warned of built-in censorship and surveillance capabilities. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur that a probe into a number of Chinese cellphones was underway, targeting the Huawei P40 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G, and OnePlus 8T 5G. The office is under the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Community. The German intervention comes after EU member Lithuania warned its citizens to stay away from Chinese cellphones. “Our recommendation is not to buy any new Chinese phones and get rid of the ones you have already bought as soon as possible,” said Lithuania’s Deputy Defense Minister Margiris Abukevicius on Sept. 21. His advice drew on a report that tested 5G mobile phones from Chinese manufacturers, released by the National Cyber ​​Security Center. The 32-page report detailed security risks, including personal data leakage, pre-installed apps, and …

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