Check Your Phone For Carrier IQ Without Rooting

Carrier IQ, the rootkit that can log everything you do on your phone, is easy to turn off on the iPhone and we noted yesterday how to check and remove Carrier IQ on Android using an app from the developer who discovered the Carrier IQ scandal, but that method required rooting your phone.

Voodoo Carrier IQ Detector is a free app available on Android Market that can check for — but not yet remove — the spying software. It’s easy to install and you don’t need your phone to be rooted.

All you have to do is install Voodoo Carrier IQ Detector on your Android device and run it to get the detection score: 0 is best, above zero means Carrier IQ is present and you should seriously consider rooting your phone if you are concerned about the program logging your information or just slowing down your device. (Follow the directions we posted yesterday on your options right now for removal).

Voodoo Carrier IQ doesn’t remove the rootkit yet, but it is an easy way to check for it. Developer François Simond has also provided the open source code for the app on Github.

VooDoo Carrier IQ Detector [Android Market via Gizmodo]


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