OnePlus app could allow hackers to access your smartphone

Some OnePlus users found a glaring security flaw in the company’s devices that enable easy root access. That’s not the kind of vulnerability that you want to have in your smartphone. OnePlus took its time to respond but the company has now come forward and said that it’s going to issue a fix for this. The vulnerability was discovered in several OnePlus models, including the OnePlus 5, which was released not too long ago. It seems that this was on oversight on the company’s part. The models found to be affected have a Qualcomm testing app called EngineerMode. The app will provide root-level access to the phone without requiring a bootloader unlock.What that means is that anyone with physical access to the device can use the EngineerMode app to install malware or trackers on the phone.A OnePlus staff member has explained that the EngineerMode app is a diagnostic tool that’s used for functionality testing and for IT support. The member also said that third-party apps can’t g

OnePlus app could allow hackers to access your smartphone

Just hours before Shenzhen-based OnePlus reveals its highly-anticipated OnePlus 5T, hackers have discovered a serious flaw in the smartphones.

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

OnePlus Root Access Bug Will Be Fixed

Some OnePlus users found a glaring security flaw in the company’s devices that enable easy root access. That’s not the kind of vulnerability that you want to have in your smartphone. ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Ubergizmo

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Tue 14 Nov 17 from Techspot

OnePlus plans to fix glaring smartphone security flaw allowing easy root access

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Tue 14 Nov 17 from The Verge

OnePlus backdoor means hackers could take over your phone - CNET

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Tue 14 Nov 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Tue 14 Nov 17 from Engadget

OnePlus includes Qualcomm engineering app in phones, exposes root backdoor

OnePlus says it's "looking into" the report.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Arstechnica

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OnePlus is catching heat from its customers yet again, this time for the discovery of a pre-installed application found on several of its handsets that could allow an attacker to gain root ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from HotHardware

OnePlus Phones Have an Unfortunate Backdoor Built In

Every OnePlus model except for the original shipped with "Engineer Mode," essentially a backdoor for anyone who get their hands on your device.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Wired Security

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