Originally Posted by TXLady
JSanders, wasn't there a supposed "update" pushed from the UAE carrier (Estilat?) last year that actually was a monitoring program instead of an actual software update? So while there would not be a risk to installing OS updates, the risk would be if the carrier tried to push something and tell users that it was an update.
If I recall correctly, the UAE carrier Etisalat sent out an SMS message to it's subscribers which slyly recommended the installation of an operating system update, and directed users to a link which DID NOT upgrade the operating system but installed a snooping software on the device.
So, my answers above are correct.
But people, however gullible, need to know what they are doing to their devices and what they are loading.