120K BLU Phones Affected by Security Breach

BLU, a massive seller of unlocked smartphones based here in the US (Florida, to be exact), announced this morning that it encountered a large security threat for a number of its users.

In total, the company claims that the threat associated with a “Wireless Update” 3rd-party application affects about 120,000 devices.

The process of checking to see if your BLU phone is affected is quite simple. Settings > Apps > Show System > Wireless Update. If your version of Wireless Update is from 5.0.x to 5.3.x, contact BLU immediately. If your version doesn’t fall into that category, you are fine, according to BLU.

Below is a list of affected models.

Affected Models

  • R1 HD
  • Energy X Plus 2
  • Studio Touch
  • Advance 4.0 L2
  • Neo XL
  • Energy Diamond

 

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