Security flaws in ZTE phones mean they can be hacked to spy on users 

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Smartphones sold by Chinese technology company ZTE are vulnerable to cyberattacks because of a series of security flaws that could let hackers read emails and messages, it has been reported.

Fifth Domain reports that research into security flaws in smartphones that was funded by the US Department of Homeland Security found that the phones were released with vulnerabilities that could give hackers access to the devices.

It’s not yet clear if the flaws in ZTE phones have been used by hackers to steal any data. The full research into the flaws is expected to be announced at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas on Friday.

However, a ZTE spokesman reportedly confirmed the security flaws…

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