One user Xiaomi MI4 found that impossible to remove process AnalyticsCore 24/7 contact with Xiaomi server, sending data and allowing the installation of any application in the background without the knowledge of the owner.
Xiaomi is one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones in the world and despite the lack of official distribution in Europe (at least for some time) is also buyers on our continent. Xiaomi MI4 acquired for example. Broenink Thijs from the Netherlands, but the Chinese company would be better if he did not, because he discovered something suspicious. Thijs Broenink noticed that one of the processes initiated by AnalyticsCore.apk, working practically without interruption. It could not be permanently disable or remove, because sooner or later he returned to the list of running processes. The Dutchman did not meet with an explanation on the part of the manufacturer Xiaomi on the forum, and therefore decided to handle it on their own. As it turned out, the mysterious process of regularly connect to the server, the Chinese company, check the availability of applications from member Analytics.apk ,, '' and install them in the background without any user interaction or consent. Whenever you sent were also some data, such as number IMEI, model name or MAC address. Sorry, Thijs Broenink in no way able to examine downloaded applications. So it is not known what they exactly are, which contributes to hacker attacks – just finally put on servers Xiaomi infected files from Analytics.apk ,, '' in the name, the smartphone itself to be downloaded and installed. The worst of all this is that users are virtually defenseless, and the only option at the moment is to block access to any domain Xiaomi. Simply Xiaomi has not led yet to the whole thing, but some members of the forum manufacturer confirms the presence of the process AnalyticsCore on their copies . So it is not known if it was intentional Xiaomi or activity of one of the intermediaries or stores. We have to wait for clarification of the Chinese manufacturer. Source: The Hacker News