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[CLOSED]Oneplus, please not another breach of our trust!?!? (Clipboard App in Beta)

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  1. Hydra Bob
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  8. D1512190247509
    Cupcake Jan 27, 2018

    D1512190247509 , Jan 27, 2018 :
    Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus is yet again found transmitting users personal data to a Chinese server. In the latest OxygenOS Beta update, an application named Clipboard is preinstalled on OnePlus devices, which is now said to transmit users personal data to a Chinese server owned by Teddy Mobile. For the unaware, Teddy Mobile is a service in China which helps in identifying unknown caller identities, same as Truecaller, but for the Chinese market.

    This information is found by Security researcher Elliot Alderson? and he posted the same on microblogging portal Twitter. Analysing Anderson’ series of Tweets, here’s what we found out. Whenever a user copies any text, the Clipboard examines the data and differentiates what user exactly copies. For example, the Clipboard searches for data such as bank number, email ID, address, etc.

    If it matches the string with the data copied by the user, the Clipboard application will fetch data such as mobile IMEI number, phone number, network details, IP address, device ID, and such. And in the final step, it copies the text and sends it to the Chinese server hosted by Teddy Mobile.

    The issue here is pretty straightforward. If you copy your bank account details, the data will be sent to the Chinese servers in Teddy Mobile. For the unaware, the same researcher Anderson found out an issue on the Clipboard application sending data to Alibaba servers, but OnePlus claimed that the app was only meant to its Chinese users and it was accidentally added in the Global Beta ROM.

    At the moment, it’s unknown whether this is intentional from OnePlus or is it an accidental one, but the researcher is pretty sure that the data is being sent to Chinese servers. Nevertheless, we reached out to OnePlus on the same and will update this post once we get any information from the company.

    Also, this Clipboard application is currently present in the latest OxygenOS Beta update and is yet to make its way to the stable ROM. Chances are that only a few people with OxygenOS Open Beta ROM will be affected at the moment, but like I said, the intensity of the issue is unknown.
     

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  9. Siddharth.Life
    Gingerbread Jan 27, 2018

    Siddharth.Life , Jan 27, 2018 :
    Well, this shit has been going a long time now from OnePlus. Their ethics have gone down the toilet as they're growing. I'm more than sure that 5 will be my last OnePlus phone and my next phone will for sure be either a Nokia or a BlackBerry. Enough is enough.
     

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    pablofg1978 , Jan 27, 2018 :
    Merged
     

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  14. D1512190247509
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    D1512190247509 , Jan 27, 2018 :
    is there any official communication from oneplus to the user around the world??? We look for a official communication when such news occurs and I believe it's such a basic ethics and first of all why such an incident is taking place, this is not for the first time right ?
     

  15. ksc10165
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  16. idkwhoiam322
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    idkwhoiam322 , Jan 27, 2018 :
    Read the existing thread, you'll find all the information you know.
     

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  17. ksc10165
    Gingerbread Jan 27, 2018

    ksc10165 , Jan 27, 2018 :
    http://www.androidpolice.com/2018/01/26/no-oneplus-still-not-sending-clipboard-data-china/
     

  18. David Y.
    Head of OS Product Operations Staff Member Jan 27, 2018

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    David Y. , Jan 27, 2018 :
    Hi mate, here is the conclusion after we confirmed with our product and development team.

    "There’s been a false claim that the Clipboard app has been sending user data to a server. The code is entirely inactive in the open beta for OxygenOS , our global operating system. No user data is being sent to any server without consent in OxygenOS.

    In the open beta for HydrogenOS, our operating system for the China market, the identified folder exists in order to filter out what data to not upload. Local data in this folder is skipped over and not sent to any server.
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    Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Have a nice weekend.
    David
     

  19. ksc10165
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  20. David Y.
    Head of OS Product Operations Staff Member Jan 27, 2018

    David Y. , Jan 27, 2018 :
    Hi mate, here is the conclusion after we confirmed with our product and development team.

    "There’s been a false claim that the Clipboard app has been sending user data to a server. The code is entirely inactive in the open beta for OxygenOS , our global operating system. No user data is being sent to any server without consent in OxygenOS.

    In the open beta for HydrogenOS, our operating system for the China market, the identified folder exists in order to filter out what data to not upload. Local data in this folder is skipped over and not sent to any server."

    Let me know if you have any further questions.

    Have a nice weekend.
    David
     

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