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Sierra Wireless EM7345 Firmware version 1612. Carrier IQ is gone?


In one of my previous posts I’ve showed that Sierra Wireless EM7345 firmware contained spyware called Carrier IQ that made a lot of controversy when it was first discovered in some Android phones.

Recently updated driver package for EM7345 on Lenovo website contains the new firmware version FIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1612.00. I’ve taken my time and checked it out.

The first thing I’ve noticed about this version of firmware is that it doesn’t contain Carrier IQ modules no more. For example, the previous firmware version FIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1548.00 contained the following strings:  metrics_client_ciq.lib. That means the Carrier IQ module was compiled into firmware.

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