• Accessibility Services: What they are and why Google is cracking down on their misuse

    3 days ago - By Android Central

    A lot of your favorite apps might use Accessibility Services for certain features, but this is why Google's new limitations on them are important.
    There are a lot of moving parts to all of our favorite applications. You might not think about this when scrolling through your timeline on Twitter or watching videos on YouTube, but the amount of stuff going on behind the scenes to make all of these apps work the way they're supposed to is actually pretty incredible.
    Certain apps like LastPass , Tasker , and Clipboard Actions tap into Android's Accessibility Services to allow for deeper...
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  • OnePlus responds to privacy fears after hacker mode found on its phones

    OnePlus responds to privacy fears after hacker mode found on its phones

    3 days ago - By Digital Trends

    An app that could help a skilled hacker gain access to a device has been found on smartphones made by OnePlus. Called EngineerMode, it's designed for factory and diagnostic use, but it still exists on devices sold to the public.
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  • OnePlus inadvertently left a Qualcomm app accessible on its phones that might let intruders in

    OnePlus inadvertently left a Qualcomm app accessible on its phones that might let intruders in

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    A number of OnePlus users reported on the company's official forums that the firm has inadvertently left an app accessible on its phones that could potentially let intruders in, as first reported by Engadget .
    The app lets users gain root access to the device without the need for unlocking its bootloader - which is a way to say that malicious users could get to the core of a OnePlus phone and install malware with ease, although they would likely need physical access to it.
    The app is called "EngineerMode," and is part of a suite of testing applications from Qualcomm, the manufacturer...
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