It is very important to respect each other’s privacy, and so keeping in this mind companies try to be as transparent as they can. Nobody is going to compromise when it comes to their confidential data or information.
Recently it has been found out that OnePlus has been trespassing consumer’s privacy. Security Researcher Christopher Moore discovered that the smartphone which he was using OnePlus 2 was sending data to a HTTPS domain owned by OnePlus without the user’s permission.
The OnePlus 2 was later send to open.oneplus.net domain. It was found out that it had gathered information about the screen, device unlocks events, abnormal reboots, serial number, IMPEI, phone numbers, MAC address, mobile network names, IMSI prefixes, as well as wireless network ESSID and BSSID.
The security researcher also found out that the OxygenOS also steals stamps of when the user is opening or closing any apps. Allegedly two apps are found guilty of collecting the personal data that is the OnePlus Device Manager and OnePlus Device Manager Provider.
Moore had spoken to OnePlus about the serious issue, he was given some troubleshooting advice after which the company had stopped communicating.
And someone off late came up with a key to the problem where you need to disable OnePlus Analytics without rooting their handsets. To disable the app completely you have to follow the adb command: pm in install –k –user 0 pkg.
However, OnePlus have not yet commented on this grave issue, and if things continue like this, then it will definitely affect the reputation of the Chinese company.
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