Backdoor sniffed in ZTE’s US Android smartphones

By | May 24, 2012

Source: The Register

by John Leyden

In this article “Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE has confirmed the presence of a backdoor in one of its Android smartphones.

ZTE’s Score M ships with an application featuring a hardcoded password that gives the user, or software running on the device, administrator-level access. Running the program with the password spawns a root shell prompt on the Linux-powered mobes, allowing the phone to be completely taken over.

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