Act surprised: OnePlus phones have a hidden backdoor

November 14, 2017
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This is not a good year for OnePlus, as the Chinese smartphone maker had to put several fires out. The most recent issue concerned user privacy, as OnePlus has been found to collect too much data from its phones, the kind of user-identifiable information no smartphone maker should get.

A new report shows that all OnePlus phones that are in use right now, including the OnePlus 5, have a program installed that can be used to root the handset. It’s just like having a backdoor in your phone, which could be used by other apps for spying purposes.

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