Lithuania bans Chinese smartphones

A report from its National Cyber ​​Security Center prompted the Defense Ministry Lithuanian Arvydas Anusauskas, encouraged his people to get rid of their smartphones of Chinese manufacture. The report concludes that there is a capacity for the remote activation of a censorship mode.

Xiaomi smartphones targeted

Research on smartphones on “Free Tibet”, “Taiwan Independence” or “Democratic Movement” which is unsuccessful. This is what we observed, according to Reuters, the authors of a report from the National Defense Cybersecurity Center in Lithuania.

According to them, the “Region: European Union” mode, which particularly equips Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G devices, can be deactivated remotely and the phone subject to Chinese rules. Other flaws have been observed on other models, Xiaomi and Huawei.

Accordingly, Deputy Defense Minister Margiris Abukevicius recommended, during the presentation of the report, “Not to buy new Chinese phones and get rid of those we already have as quickly as possible”.

Degraded relationships

This invitation to Lithuanian consumers constitutes a new episode in the conflicting relations between the two countries currently. On August 12, China requested the departure of Lithuanian Ambassador Diana Mickeviciene.

A diplomatic response to the creation in Vilnius of a “Representative Office of Taiwan », In agreement with the European Union. However, China names only the city of Tapei to evoke the archipelago, in order to emphasize the principle of a single country. And it reacts immediately to any signal sent to the pro-independence forces in Taiwan.

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