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Hands On with the Honor 8

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Dec 5, 2016, 11:35 PM
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Very nice spyware laden device

This is a very nice device at a very nice price. Unfortunately it has security issues. I am not a security expert, but I will share what I found.

Upon powerup, the device asks permission (at least it asks) to access your contacts, and a bunch of other things (some of which are necessary). This happened for at least five different Huawei supplied features that use your data connection to share your info with Huawei. You can decline, and also never be asked again if you choose. The default launcher doesn't show all your apps, so you need to change that. I installed Nova Launcher (needs no permissions), and I am happy with it.

When you plug this into your PC, you will note that it has a partition that appears as a CD-ROM, and has an...
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