Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Some OnePlus devices, if not all, come with an application named EngineerMode that can be used to root the device and may be converted into a fully-fledged backdoor by clever attackers. The app was discovered by a researcher who goes online by the pseudonym of Elliot Alderson — the name of the main character in the Mr. 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 sent by OnePlus devices to the company’s servers.

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