RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2018, 02:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,425
ZTE Mobley - U.S. intelligence agencies issued a stern warning to Americans

Like may here I have a ZTE Mobley. The article below describes Chinese telecommunications companies as being suspicious and a potential security threat according to US intelligence agencies. The companies mentioned are Huawei and ZTE. The article calls out smartphones, but has me wondering about my Mobley.

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn't use Huawei phones - Feb. 14, 2018
__________________

__________________
2014 Raptor 300MP, 2014 Cowboy Cadillac - Ram 3500 Crew Cab Long Bed Longhorn 6.7 Cummins Turbo Diesel DRW 4.10 Rear End, 5588 Payload, Firestone Airbags, Curt Q20, TST507
raineman is offline  
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-14-2018, 02:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Forkyfork's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,977
Huh... my kids got my husband an Huawei honor phone for Christmas.

Not sure what to think about this.
__________________

__________________
2004 Winnebago Adventurer 38R
Proud Navy Mom
Forkyfork is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 05:44 PM   #3
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 3,009
That is a concern - they can capture everything going through the mobley I guess.
My bigger concern is if ATT will take this opportunity to cancel the Mobley and the wonderful plan we have.
__________________
Rick and Larrie Dee
1997 40' Newmar London Aire DP CTA 8.3 (Mechanical) 325 Spartan MM
Bringing her back to her glory.
'08 Jeep GC Overland.
RKins is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 05:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Lovin2Camp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 458
Interesting,
While upgrading my smartphone today at the ATT store the rep told me that my ATT ZTE Mobley will soon be “phased out” no explanation why.....
Just something he said he heard.
Lovin2Camp is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 06:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
BRex45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 648
A CNN tech story? Not real believable to me. I would like to see it from several sources.
__________________
BRex

'97 Country Coach Intrigue
BRex45 is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 06:23 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
MRUSA14's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 5,995
I can't image what is on my computer that could be of any interest to the Chinese government.
__________________
Marc and Jill, Wellington FL
2013 Entegra Anthem 44SL
MRUSA14 is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 08:07 PM   #7
Member
 
dallasmobile's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRex45 View Post
A CNN tech story? Not real believable to me. I would like to see it from several sources.
Take your pick: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=huawei+fbi&ia=news&iar=news
__________________
2005 '43 Newmar Mountain Aire
dallasmobile is offline  
Old 02-14-2018, 08:56 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 14,223
Moved the SIM from Mobley to Netgear 815S. So I guess I'm safe from Chinese hacking. But the pesky Russians - they are still a huge problem...
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 05:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,425
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRex45 View Post
A CNN tech story? Not real believable to me. I would like to see it from several sources.
Really? Did you even look for the story elsewhere? It is on other news outlets.
__________________
2014 Raptor 300MP, 2014 Cowboy Cadillac - Ram 3500 Crew Cab Long Bed Longhorn 6.7 Cummins Turbo Diesel DRW 4.10 Rear End, 5588 Payload, Firestone Airbags, Curt Q20, TST507
raineman is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 05:47 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
momdoc's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Dominican Republic
Posts: 6,180
The cyber world is a scary place.
__________________
momdoc
2018 Tiffin Allegro RED 37PA
2016 Veloster Toad
momdoc is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 06:25 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
hohenwald48's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Nashville, TN area
Posts: 2,769
This issue applies to almost all of our electronic gadgets. Even most "American" made phones are substantially made in foreign countries. The only solution would be to stop using these devices. Ain't gonna' happen.

The only way to protect your data is to not put it on the internet in any form and to prevent anyone else from putting it on the internet. Good luck with accomplishing that.
__________________
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
2019 Newmar Canyon Star 3627, 26K, 6 speed
2017 Jeep Wrangler JKU with Ready Brute tow system
hohenwald48 is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 06:42 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 8,055
Can't buy a Chinese phone but can buy an Apple phone made in China...sounds like another case of the technically inept trying to figure out technology mixed with some vested interests trying to shut out competition.

Kind of fun when I consider the hassle between Apple and the DOJ over unlocking Iphone security. Ain't politics grand?

Note: I'm not trying to start a discussion over the politics of who is right or whatever. Just pointing out that the whole issue is way more political than technical. All the devices and any communications through them can be hacked as multiple points. Our own government is known for wanting and occasionally getting back door access.
nothermark is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 07:00 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
OLYLEN's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa
Posts: 2,751
You think we are not in the same state with our government. We call it security. We never mess in others elections! We are the same as any other country only we are "RIGHT".

LEN
__________________
2004 Clss C 31' Winnebgo
OLYLEN is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 07:05 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
chuckbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Crystal River, Florida
Posts: 816
First, There has never been a warning about the Mobley. So I'm not sure why you made the subject line look like there was some kind of dire warning about the Mobley. This is known as click bait. I suspect the computer your using to connect to the Mobley is much more vulnerable than the Mobley itself. There is too much misinformation being passed out there creating a lot of anxiety. Until someone has hard evidence that this particular device is a concern, I plan on continuing to use it every day. Chuck
__________________

__________________
Chuck and Susan
1999 Fleetwood Bounder 34J
Triton V10 Gas
chuckbear is offline  
Closed Thread



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
$20 Unlimited Data with ZTE Mobley Device Vanslam Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 2474 05-01-2019 12:41 PM
Zte mobley jerboy Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 34 01-09-2018 10:13 AM
ZTE Mobley Password bruce91 Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 7 08-10-2017 09:21 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.