OnePlus troubles

OnePlus has been slowly gaining some pretty good momentum over the past few years and has been one of the few startup smartphone companies that has been able to last past one or two versions. Unfortunately for the OnePlus crew, they've received some negative publicity thanks to some backdoor access that comes with the phone and now it's being reported that they've found another backdoor application that can collect data without the owners knowledge. While backdoor access isn't anything new, people were fleeing from the big names to companies like OnePlus in an effort to keep their data safe but apparently the grass isn't greener on the other side. HackRead has more details.

A couple of days ago it was reported that an IT security researcher Robert Baptiste who goes by the handle of Elliot Alderson on Twitter had discovered a pre-installed backdoor application called “EngineerMode” on OnePlus smartphones including its 5, 3, 3T models and OxygenOS for OnePlus 1.

Now, the same researcher has found another preinstalled app in OnePlus devices sold to customers around the world. Dubbed OnePlusLogKit by researchers, the app runs with system privileges and has access to user’s GPS logs, WiFI data, Bluetooth, NFC, photos, videos, and list of the running processes – All that without the user’s permission or knowledge.