Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Some OnePlus devices, if not all, come preinstalled with an application named EngineerMode that can be used to root the and may be converted a fully-fledged backdoor clever . The app was discovered a mobile security researcher who goes online the pseudonym of Elliot Alderson — the name of the main character in the Mr. Robot TV series. Speaking to Bleeping Computer, the researcher said he started investigating OnePlus devices after a story he saw online last month detailing a hidden stream of telemetry data sent OnePlus devices to the company’s servers.


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