OnePlus backdoor means hackers could take over your phone

OnePlus OxygenOS Root Access Backdoor

While we don't see this as a major security issue, we understand that users may still have concerns and therefore we will remove the adb root function from EngineerMode in an upcoming OTA. While the root backdoor hasn't been verified in other devices yet, reports from Twitter indicate the APK was also found in Asus and Xiaomi devices. The app in question is EngineerMode APK, and it has been developed by Qualcomm for the device manufacturers to test hardware components.

On Tuesday, developer Elliot Alderson tweeted that OnePlus has left behind an app that can act as a backdoor to get root access to a device without unlocking it.

If it's there, anyone with physical access to your device can exploit EngineerMode to gain root access on your smartphone.

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OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 3 and even some OnePlus One units are vulnerable to root without the need to unlock the bootloader.

You can also check if this application is installed on your OnePlus device or not. However, Baptiste and researchers at security firm NowSecure were able to crack the password -which was "angela"-and gain access to the application".

On devices with the application present, an attacker could use the easily crackable password to hijack the device and execute malicious code.

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The inclusion of the app appears to be an oversight on the part of OnePlus, and company founder Carl Pei said the team is looking into it.

As the impending launch of the OnePlus 5T nears, the company has once again found itself the subject of controversy. It is provided to OEMs by Qualcomm engineers to allow them to test their devices. The company already drew criticism earlier this year over its onerous data collection practices, in which the company sucked up sensitive data from user devices and transmitted that information with each device's serial number attached.

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