Blocking Android spyware

Several models of Android mobile devices that contained firmware that collected sensitive personal data about their users and transmitted this sensitive data to third-party servers without disclosure or the users’ consent.
These devices actively transmitted user and device information including the full-body of text messages, contact lists, call history with full telephone numbers, unique device identifiers including the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI).
So consider blacklisting these domains:
bigdata.adups.com (primary)
bigdata.adsunflower.com
bigdata.adfuture.cn
bigdata.advmob.cn

I’ve searched through my blocklists and found these 3 lists that are blocking all 4 of those domains.

  1. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/hosts

  2. http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts

  3. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/quidsup/notrack/master/trackers.txt

Well, for me those are not blocked so I posted it here. Do I need to remove the post?

Don’t do that. I just wanted to help by looking up if there are blocklists that are blocking these links.

My friend connected to my network and there were requests from these domains. 4~5 requests an hour

You should probably block these domains or use the blocklists then. But i’m pretty sure you already did that.

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I can confirm @Skittels finding using the Pi-hole’s standard set of lists:

pihole -q bigdata.a
::: /etc/pihole/list.0.raw.githubusercontent.com.domains (4 results)
0.0.0.0 bigdata.adfuture.cn
0.0.0.0 bigdata.adsunflower.com
0.0.0.0 bigdata.adups.com
0.0.0.0 bigdata.advmob.cn

::: /etc/pihole/list.1.mirror1.malwaredomains.com.domains (0 results)

::: /etc/pihole/list.2.sysctl.org.domains (0 results)

::: /etc/pihole/list.3.zeustracker.abuse.ch.domains (0 results)

::: /etc/pihole/list.4.s3.amazonaws.com.domains (0 results)

::: /etc/pihole/list.5.s3.amazonaws.com.domains (0 results)

::: /etc/pihole/list.6.hosts-file.net.domains (0 results)

::: /etc/pihole/list.7.raw.githubusercontent.com.domains (4 results)
bigdata.adfuture.cn #Chinese Android Data Collection
bigdata.adsunflower.com #Chinese Android Data Collection
bigdata.adups.com #Chinese Android Data Collection
bigdata.advmob.cn #Chinese Android Data Collection

::: /etc/pihole/list.preEventHorizon (4 results)
bigdata.adfuture.cn
bigdata.adsunflower.com
bigdata.adups.com
bigdata.advmob.cn

::: /etc/pihole/blacklist.txt (0 results)
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Thanks for the confirmation DL6ER :clapping:
:slight_smile: