Amazon removed BLU smartphone due to security issue

BLU product has suspended the sale of the device on Amazon, which according to the U.S. retailer said the cause came from “security concerns” until the company solve the problem.

According to Engadget, the move happens less than a week after security company Kryptowrite revealed that BLU are still sending user’s data secretly to servers in China.

Security issues have always been a concern on BLU smartphone in the past. In November last year, China’s low-cost Android maker acknowledged that third-party applications had collected text message information, call logs and contacts on some devices.

At the time, the company said that software called AdUps (used for OTA updates) affected 120.000 phones. The company also claims to have replaced the tool with Google tools and servers more clearly in the future.

However, BLU has dismissed the latest allegations from Kryptowrite. The company says that although older phone still use the AdUps app, they claim that they do not contain spyware, malware or secret software. Moreover, the data currently collected is a standard for OTA functionality and does not affect the privacy or security of the user.

A BLU spokesman said that since November 2016, Amazon has been aware of AdUps and other applications on BLUs. The devices still act in accordance with what is controlled and not endangers the user.

“We hope Amazon understands this and quickly allows our devices to be resold,” the spokesman added.

Currently, Amazon has not yet made any comment regarding the issue. BLU was a partner of Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones program in the early days, and it’s one of the best-selling handset makers on the site.

Amazon has not yet made any a comment regarding the issue. BLU was a partner of Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones program in the early days and it’s one of the best -selling handset maker on the site.

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