OnePlus' co-founder clarified that the company was collecting data to "better understand general phone behavior and optimize OxygenOS for a better overall user experience".
A potentially risky backdoor in multiple OnePlus devices has been just unearthed by a knowing developer, revealing a hidden app that can be potentially used to gain root access and take control over the device.
On Tuesday, developer Elliot Alderson tweeted that OnePlus has left behind an app that can act as a backdoor to get root access to a device without unlocking it.
The app's primary goal is to test the phones during manufacturing and make sure the device is working correctly, but the app isn't then wiped from the phone. The developer also stated that deploying the "DiagEnabled" activity found in the APK with a specific password, it is possible to root the device. The app has the ability to diagnose Global Positioning System, check root status and perform a series of tests. Worse, the security software in the smartphone will fail to diagnose any such issue if the "superuser" has installed some high-tech malware in the system, notes First Post. It's just like having a backdoor in your phone, which could be used by other apps for spying purposes. However, it can be exploited to enable backdoor rooting. It looks like the Chinese smartphone company has accidentally left behind the app on some of its smartphone units.
For its part, OnePlus has confirmed that the company is looking into the claims made by the developer.
Not long ago, researchers found out OnePlus phones were collecting data without informing the users. But the team proved it can be done without a whole lot effort, which in turn leaves a lot of OnePlus devices vulnerable.
When asked earlier this month he was expecting to sign a new deal with Madrid, Ronaldo told beIN Sports: 'I don't want to renew. The Real Madrid forward has had a hard start to the season, managing just one La Liga goal all season.
Taylor sat down at the piano to sing the heartfelt song and was accompanied by just an acoustic guitar and some backup singers. It's pretty raw stuff, especially from a host who's often accused of being somewhat one-note and superficial.
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Diggs said he wanted to pay homage to service members, but the Vikings were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Vikings gave up almost double the 16.9 points they had allowed per game during the first half of the season.
At 4.30 am ET, the Office for National Statistics is slated to issue United Kingdom consumer and producer prices for October. The euro zone economy grew as expected in the last quarter, according to official data released on Wednesday.
The new version is two and a half times stronger than its paper counterpart (and is better at surviving the washing machine). Its days have been numbered since the new polymer tenner, depicting author Jane Austen, entered circulation in September.
In recent months the company has been aggressively scaling up its engineering force in preparation of the acquisition from Geely. However, the company did not disclose any financial details concerning the deal, The China Daily newspaper reported today.
More than 3,900 people have been killed in a war on drugs that Mr Duterte declared when he took office past year . Ms Ardern will meet Rodrigo Duterte later this evening after the East Asia Summit finishes in Manila .
More than 15000 scientists issue 'warning to humanity'
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Duke vs. Michigan State live stream
Despite almost putting up triple digits on the scoreboard Friday, the Spartans finished only 3-of-12 from beyond the arc. Michigan State opened the season with a 98-66 win over North Florida behind Bridges' 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Drinking coffee may decrease risk of heart failure, stroke
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Vodafone shares soar on outlook boost
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Body found near sites of 3 unsolved Tampa slayings
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Women, revamp your diet today. You're more prone to diabetes
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