As my old Galaxy S2 has been working unexpectedly long, I finally got my own Fairphone 2 a few weeks ago and am pretty happy with it. Just one thing I want to change: it’s too much Google-related. But this is another story.
Recently I got an information of my employer that my phone is affected by “Adups Backdoor” and I should contact the manufacturer. As I didn’t get a response yet from Fairphone, I wanted to ask if anybody else heared this before? (Update Feb 13th 2017: They either don’t have any information on this)
First I had to find out what this actually means. A quick research on the internet scared me pretty much: my phone is secretly sending some really personal data to a server in Asia, without telling me anything. As it was said, this “thing” is pretty deep inside the OS and can’t be removed easily.
I’m not very experienced about software, OS and all that stuff, but I think with some good inputs I’ll be able (and really interested in) solving this issue.
Can anybody help me out?
Can I somehow block this data traffic, or at least find out what exactly it’s sending?
Does updating the OS, or change to Sailfish, Cyanogen etc. fix this?
Every input is much appreciated, thank you guys!