OnePlus inadvertently left a Qualcomm app accessible on its phones that might let intruders in

November 15, 2017
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A number of OnePlus users reported on the company’s official forums that the firm has inadvertently left an app accessible on its phones that could potentially let intruders in, as first reported by Engadget.

The app lets users gain root access to the device without the need for unlocking its bootloader — which is a way to say that malicious users could get to the core of a OnePlus phone and install malware with ease, although they would likely need physical access to it.

The app is called “EngineerMode,” and is part of a suite of testing applications from Qualcomm, …read more

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