Top Handset Maker Confirms Backdoor in One of Its Models

Wired: One of the world’s top handset makers has acknowledged the existence of a backdoor in one of its models.

ZTE, which is based in China and produces the ScoreM, which sells as a Google Android phone, admitted that it had placed a backdoor account with a hardcoded password, which is easily found online. The backdoor was used by the company to remotely update its firmware, according to Reuters. But its existence would also allow anyone else with knowledge of the password to access a Score phone and gain root access.

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