Earlier this year, there was a controversy about Xiaomi’s data security. Xiaomi was said to be stealing data from its user’s handset and sending them back to the server in China.
Indian Air Force (IAF) has plans to ban its force and family members on using Xiaomi’s smartphone as they accused the company for sending user information back to China.
Taiwan is also investigating about the threats of data leaking out to China servers via the smartphone.
After carrying out several tests on Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S, the IAF’s intelligence unit states that the phone was forwarding carrier name, phone number, IMEI, address book record and SMS to the Chinese servers in Beijing.
They have issued a medium alert about the threat and request personnel not to use the Chinese smartphone.
A user in Hong Kong has report that Redmi Note always connect to a particular IP address in China and this IP address belongs to CNNIC which turns out to be the administrative agency for Internet affairs operating under the Ministry of Information Industry of China.