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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

A OnePlus has been known to leak sensitive personal account information to its users publicly for a long period of time, and only when the company’s recent security flaw has been mentioned, according to a report from Google’s 9to5, The investigation began, here’s all you need to know about the privacy breach.

– A major security vulnerability has been identified in the application of “Shot on OnePlus” on OnePlus phones.

– The “Shot on OnePlus” application is available on a number of company phones that allows users to upload images to the Internet. The best images are selected by OnePlus and displayed to the public in the application.

– “Shot on OnePlus” application requires the URL, location, and description of the image the user uploaded.

– To use the “Shot on OnePlus” application, users need to sign in with their email.

– OnePlus user’s leaked data includes: name, e-mail address and geographical location.

– All OnePlus phones that carry “Shot on OnePlus” are affected by data theft, where users of this application are at risk.

– Are users who have not used Shot on OnePlus safe? Yes, so it seems so far

– OnePlus data leakage continued through the “Shot on OnePlus” application for at least one year.

– There is a security vulnerability in the “Shot on OnePlus” API where the API is hosted on “open.oneplus.net, which can be accessed by anyone with an access token”

– OnePlus responded to them officially and said it was investigating the reports and was working to fix and ban “edit account information”.

Read also: Facebook struggles to recruit young employees after repeated scandals

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
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