OnePlus inadvertently left a backdoor on its phones

From Engadget - November 14, 2017

At first glance, it looks like this is an accident rather than any kind of malicious behavior.The app is normally hidden until you tell Android to show system apps, so you might not notice it unless you went looking for it.

Company chief Carl Pei says his team is "looking into" the software's presence.If it's as widespread as it appears to be, there's a good chance you will see a software update removing EngineerMode.However, the discovery is not exactly confidence-inspiring.Between this and previously aggressive data collection, it looks like OnePlus has not been paying particularly close attention to security or privacy on its devices.It will need to run a tighter ship if it wants to persuade users that its software is trustworthy.


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