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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.

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– 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.

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– 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

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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]
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