It turns out that OnePlus collects detailed data about the activity of its smartphone users. As if it was not enough, it collects so much that it is easy to identify a person.
During this year's Hack Challenge event, Christopher Moore presented how and what OnePlus 2 data is being sent and received by the smartphone. It was then that the traffic generated the "open.oneplus.net " domain. This is interpreted so that diagnostic data is sent to the company's servers. The problem is that it's too general to say what actually came out of the user's smartphone. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/757404/nowa-version-oneplus-5-jcc-plus-sprzedaz/ The data included information about each smartphone unlock, IMEI number, MAC address, telephone network and even open applications. With normal procedures, the diagnostic data you send should not contain such detailed information at all. However, OnePlus claims that the company needs them to continue to develop software and provide support to users. The company has provided them with HTTPS, and the feature can be disabled in the advanced settings of the system.
Hey @OnePlus_Support, it's none of your business when I turn my screen on / off or unlock my phone – how do I turn this off? / cc: @troyhunt pic.twitter.com/VihaIDI6wP
– Christopher Moore (@chrisdcmoore) January 13, 2017
I do not think I'm exaggerating if I say that OnePlus spies people through OxygenOS and prey on the unaware or naïve user . This is because it is possible to disable such module – if few people are aware of this, and even less advanced users. But if you care about privacy, it's better to turn off OnePlus's data collection option in your handset's Settings or remove the entire module that is responsible for this. Source: Christopher Moore