Because their credibility is at stake after penetrating its website, hastened oneplus to denied the new charge.
Earlier in the month of January current, confirmed the company oneplus occurrence of a security breach in its website resulting in data theft of 40 thousand credit card, and now appeared a new problem accusing her of sending user data to a server in China.
The problem started when it was discovered security researcher named Elliot alderson existence of a strange file within the application of the “clipboard” Clipboard system “oxygen OS” OxygenOS on behalf of the badword.txt and, it was alleged that oneplus you to meet and raise the clipboard data, such as bank account numbers, to a server in China.
And because their credibility is at stake after a security breach that exposed its website, in addition to the earlier problem in the application of the “clipboard” also, hastened the Chinese company to deny the charge new it confirmed that the file discovered by alderson shut down the operating system for the control of specific types of data, which is now inactive.
But what’s the story on file badwords.txt it? The file appeared in the beta version the last of the system, OxygenOS, which is originally present of the Chinese version of the operating system, which launches the Company name HydrogenOS, and his (only in China), according to color plus, the nomination “filter” data that should not be downloaded. But it seems that the link to the global version of the operating system by mistake.
The @OnePlus #clipboard app contains a strange file called badword.txt
In these words, we can find: Chairman, Vice President, Deputy Director, Associate Professor, Deputy Heads, General, Private Message, shipping, Address, email, …https://t.co/ePQvD1citn pic.twitter.com/3dCh0joVkH
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) January 25, 2018
After the news of the new file and that claimed by Security researcher the French, who identifies himself on Twitter by saying: “I’m trying to introduce you to how makers of phones your data,” he hastened oneplus to issue a statement confirming that all shared the shame for the health.
The company said: “there is a false claim that the application of the clipboard sends the user data to the server. The app is not fully active in the Open Beta version of OxygenOS, which is the global version of the operating system. Can not send any user data to any server without the consent in OxygenOS”.
The oneplus: “in the Open Beta version for HydrogenOS, which is the Chinese version of the operating system of your bin, there is a domain specified in order to filter data that should not carry. Are planning to the local data in this area and do not send to any server”.
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