Backdoor access to whole subcontinent....
An apparent factory cockup has left OnePlus Android smartphones with an exposed diagnostics tool that can be potentially exploited to root the handsets. Security researcher Robert Baptiste suggested the EngineerMode APK was made by Qualcomm, and was intended to be used by factory staff to test phones for basic functionality …
So is this something that simultaneously everyone should both know (in case they ever feel "threatened" in a bar) and not know (in case they are the cause of said "threat" or just to allow the word to function as the "discreet" glorified euphemism it is apparently meant to be)...? Doublethink: are we there yet...?
When you get free apk to root device, they get raged at for backdoor and insecure.
When you don't get root access, they get raged at for uninstallable bloatware.
Just to say, most one click root aim at loopholes to root their devices. So this could potentially make those users who wanted rooted device harder to get root. Not saying the researchers reporting this is bad, but they should have posted it privately and not on twitter. Now all those root loving power-users know who to hate. icon->
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