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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-20, 11:42 AM
What's the solution you're talking about, dude?
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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-20, 12:18 PM

Will you please clarify which solution worked for you ???

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-20, 14:44 PM

as of now there is no solution whatever you do it will return back in few days & start filling up mtklog folder again.

so far lenovo guys haven't given any timeframe  & after seeing the android 8 update dates i highly doubt they fix this in timely manner. all they have to do is edit mtklog-config.prop file & disable log provide the patch for the same. 

 

I am eagerly waiting for twrp so i can mount /system & edit the file myself without rooting. I tried k8 note's  twrp it wasn't loading (i know it's a diffrent build just wanted to take chance may be if it works).

 

do update this thread with any info since lenovo guys aren't answering even knowing how big security issue it is  

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-21, 4:14 AM

I have changed​ the logger buffer size to off. Then rebooted the device. The mtklogger is still being generated. 

 

The security patch nm26.74-24 was also installed, rebooted etc. The mtklogger is still being generated. 

 

This is frustrating. And unacceptable. What are the folks at Lenovo doing. Surely this is something that can be fixed. 

 

 

 

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-21, 4:37 AM

Why doesn't @Moto_Venice reply in this thread... ??? 

Don't you have any words ??? 

What the hell are you guys doing??? 

I keep deleting that mtklog folder daily twice ... Sometimes thrice .... 

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-21, 4:44 AM

Agreed meanjan. This is ridiculous. This is my fourth Lenovo phone. I've seldom had issues with the ones before this. But this is just ridiculous. 

 

They can't just give awesome specs on paper and then make a dumb device. For heaven's sake... The phone doesn't even have a "call record" feature. No gallery (Google photos is there). Screenshot is only possible with external keys. Etc etc. 

 

But the mtklogger issue is a security issue. It's not like the Lenovo folks are unaware of what's being discussed here. I mean there are mods and admins who read each post and put it in the right thread etc... Why can't you guys come up with a solution or atleast a work around. Like I said... The patch is a failure. It doesn't address the mtklogger issue. The file is still being generated. 

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-21, 8:24 AM

And most importantly...all k8 plus users haven't still received that patch (although worthless...) , Why don't you guys push a proper update with proper solution...??? 

And Jerry79 , it's correct that not having any gallery app is really problematic... Cause Google photos always keeps asking for cloud uploading of data ... 

And another important thing I've noticed why system is consuming about 8 GB of space on device??? 

Haven't ever used any android, consuming such amount of space in its system partition...!!! 

 

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-21, 17:31 PM

It is appalling that customers are having to come up with solutions and workarounds for serious issues. While the folks at Lenovo are not even willing to acknowledge the issue. 

 

@Lenovo your patch has not fixed the mtklogger issue. It's a dud. You need to work on it. And also on many other bugs .. for instance the cast screen/screen mirroring. One should not have to invest in rubbish like Chromecast if one has a smart TV and a mid-range smart phone with the cast screen facility. Even cheap Redmi and Asus phones do the screen mirroring bit without any problems and without the need for external hardware. 

 

@meanjan. I've figured out a temporary solution. More like a workaround. I am using Macrodroid to delete the mtklog folder twice a day. At 10 am and 10 PM. One just has to set a trigger and define an action and the folder is deleted on every trigger. There is also a way to code this. But I wouldn't discuss that since I am not a programmer and that's not our job. Let these chaps at Lenovo figure something for a change.

 

In case you need any help... Please PM me. Have a good one. 

 

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-21, 23:16 PM

The macrodroid solution is clever but that's totally not the point. The thing is that such huge, ongoing write operations on the phone's eMMC wear out the internal memory. I'm not talking about the memory 'filling up'. Even if you delete the folder, your eMMC is damaged in a way. Bad for the long run.

 

Completely agree that all this is negligence on Lenovo's part. Disabling MTKlogger isn't difficult. Infact, we don't even need the MTKlogger APK itself. Not to mention that this is a huge security issue too. Removing an APK from a ROM won't even require a 'team'. Anyone who knows basic android programming can do it. It's quite clear that Lenovo devs weren't informed. Or maybe they chose to ignore this issue. That's just sad.

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Re: lenovo K8 Plus - mtklog huge security issue

2017-10-22, 2:05 AM

Obviously I know Macrodroid is not the ideal solution. But I can't just sit around doing nothing... Waiting for Lenovo to do something when clearly it is not a priority for them.

 

This is just a workaround. Atleast it will keep the internal storage from filling up. 

 

Have a good one. 

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