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OnePlus engineering APK exposes backdoor to root access | Ars Technica
With the password cracked, it's now possible for an app to enable root access on any device with the APK preinstalled. For now this only works in ADB, which requires local access to the device. Anderson says it's "too early to speak about a random app getting root access, but we are on the good tracks."

Since this is a Qualcomm APK, there's a chance other OEMs have made the same mistake OnePlus has. While the root backdoor hasn't been verified in other devices yet, reports from Twitter indicate the APK was also found in Asus and Xiaomi devices.
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