Tag Archives: Backdoor

OnePlus Downplays Backdoor Issue on Testing App, Says OTA Update Will Remove Root Access

OnePlus received fresh criticism from experts as well as users of the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 for leaving behind a testing app that could leave a backdoor, allowing root access to be gained without unlocking the phone. The Chinese company has finally come out and defended its move. OnePlus has downplayed the root access exploit, and said even this access ... Read More »

GhostCtrl Backdoor Worm Can Hijack Your Android Device to Spy on You: Trend Micro

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers have found the a new malware called GhostCtrl It secretly takes full control of a device’s functionalities It can also reset passwords and change other important settings Google’s Android platform has in the past been victim to a host of malware, ransomware, and malicious attacks. In the recent past, reports related to malware named CopyCat, LeakerLocker, and SpyDealerwere making the rounds ... Read More »

App Flaw Reportedly Creates Backdoor for Hacking Millions of Android Phones

A recent study has found that hundreds of Android apps on Google Play that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers. This research was done by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, who claim that the most vulnerable among the lot, is an app called ... Read More »