OnePlus Left Behind a Testing App on Its Devices With Backdoor to Root Access: Report

OnePlus Left Behind a Testing App on Its Devices With Backdoor to Root Access: Report

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus reportedly installs a diagnostic app on its devices The company is looking into it, co-founder Pei said OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 reportedly install the backdoor app OnePlus has landed in soup again just a few days ahead of the launch of its much-anticipated OnePlus 5T smartphone. The Chinese company has been found to leave behind an app on its recent devices that can act as a backdoor capable of providing root access without unlocking. For end users, this essentially means that some OnePlus smartphones can be easily rooted without…

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Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 powering 0.3 percent active devices Marshmallow still powering majority of devices Nougat now running on 20.6 percent devices Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months. Last month, Android Oreo was reported running on 0.2 percent of Android devices, and…

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iOS 11 Adoption Rate Slower Than Previous Versions, Now on 52 Percent of Devices

iOS 11 Adoption Rate Slower Than Previous Versions, Now on 52 Percent of Devices

HIGHLIGHTS As of November 6, 52 percent of Apple devices running iOS 11 The adoption rate of iOS 10 drops to 38 percent Apple skipped the release of iOS adoption data in October As per official figures, iOS 11’s adoption rate isn’t as strong as previous versions. It is now running on 52 percent of Apple devices – meaning 48 percent of the available hardware is yet to be upgraded. Apple on Tuesday updated its support page for developers with the fresh numbers stating the adoption of iOS 11. The page also reveals that…

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WD My Cloud Devices Reportedly Vulnerable to Remote Attacks

WD My Cloud Devices Reportedly Vulnerable to Remote Attacks

If you are a proud owner of a WD My Cloud NAS device, it’s time to pay attention. The company’s My Cloud NAS devices have been found vulnerable to remote hacking via the Internet and can potentially allow hackers to get access to your account and even upload files without permission. As per Exploitee.rs, due to poorly implemented scripts on the WD My Cloud drives, hackers could bypass the login as its function makes use of cookies that could be provided by the hacker in order to gain access, as…

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Overuse of digital devices Triggers Early ageing: docs

Overuse of digital devices Triggers Early ageing: docs

immoderate use of digital gadgets, inclusive of cellular phones and drugs, can purpose “tech neck” that leads to early signs and symptoms of getting older, health experts have warned.consistent with experts, “tech neck”, which results in sagging skin, dropping jowls, and creases above the clavicle, severely influences facial seems of the man or woman by inflicting frown lines, undereye bags, and horizontal lines at the neck at the side of fat prominences. “folks who bend down constantly for lengthy hours even as using any handheld electronic tool, like smartphones, pill…

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Google Makes OTA pix to be had for Nexus devices alongside factory pictures

Google Makes OTA pix to be had for Nexus devices alongside factory pictures

earlier than every new Android model comes out within the marketplace, Google releases numerous preview updates for testing, after which the very last replace. those updates are to begin with made to be had most effective to pick out Nexus devices through manufacturing unit pictures. users needed to liberate bootloader on their smartphones to get the modern-day replace, however at the expense of wiping their telephone statistics absolutely. but, Google is now making to be had the total over-the-air (OTA) binary pics for Nexus gadgets. customers can sideload those pics…

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Android N Beta Program Could Soon Expand to Non-Nexus Devices

Android N Beta Program Could Soon Expand to Non-Nexus Devices

The Android N Developer Preview released last month was Google’s way to offer developers a look at the new features of the upcoming Android build. The company also allowed only Nexus users to sign-up through the Android Beta Program that allowed them to test the new version, and receive new builds as OTA updates. (Also see: Android N Features: What’s New and Improved) If a new string of HTML from the official Android Developer website is to be believed, select non-Nexus devices may soon be included in the Android Beta…

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FBI Assures It Will Help Authorities Unlock Devices When Allowed by Law

FBI Assures It Will Help Authorities Unlock Devices When Allowed by Law

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has assured law enforcement across the United States that it will help unlock mobile devices such as iPhones involved in investigations when it is allowed by law and policy. The FBI said in a letter to local authorities that it understands the challenges they face and that they lack necessary tools to monitor and investigate the communications of suspects who use encrypted mobile devices, according to the correspondence obtained by Reuters on Friday. “As has been our longstanding policy, the FBI will of course consider…

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Apple Re-Releases iOS 9.3 for Older Devices to Fix Activation Lock Bug

Apple Re-Releases iOS 9.3 for Older Devices to Fix Activation Lock Bug

Less than a week after the release of iOS 9.3, and its retraction for select devices, Apple on Monday made available a new build of iOS 9.3 that it claims fixes the activation bug that many older iOS devices were facing. Last week, Apple pulled iOS 9.3 for select devices after many users complained that their iPhone and iPad were getting bricked. Some noted that they were not able to complete the activation process as it was showing inaccurate Apple ID in suggestions. The issue was only affecting users who…

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Google Acknowledges Vulnerability in Millions of Android Devices; Promises Fix

Google Acknowledges Vulnerability in Millions of Android Devices; Promises Fix

Millions of Android smartphones and tablets are vulnerable to security attacks, Google has warned. The vulnerability, if exploited, gives an app unfettered root access, circumventing various Android security layers. The Mountain View-based company has made available a patch to OEMs, and says it is currently working on a fix for the Nexus lineup. Security researchers spotted an app in the Google Play, Android’s marquee app store, which tries to leverage the vulnerability. Android inherited the flaw from Linux years ago. Interestingly, Linux developers fixed the bug in 2014, and it…

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