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14 March 2014

I Know Vendors Want To Distinguish Them

by Code Monkey

Plattner{.author-photo}Adam Plattner{.author} - 2014-03-14 06:50:31-0400[

I know vendors want to distinguish themselves with custom add-ons to the android OS to give them market advantages.  When those add-ons are closed source and contain back doors (sloppy code) like this, this does nothing but hurt the vendor reputation.\ \ Looks like installing a custom ROM like CyanogenMod isn’t good enough by itself to block this back door “bug”.\ \ #sloppycode{.ot-hashtag .bidi_isolate}  \ #backdoor{.ot-hashtag .bidi_isolate}\ #Samsung{.ot-hashtag .bidi_isolate}  


This Samsung Galaxy Backdoor Allows for Remote Read/Write Access

Shared with: Public, Shane Edgar

Adam Plattner{.author}[

Seems this is just sloppy coding versus a true backdoor. One of the reasons is your phone carrier would have to have access to remotely execute code on your phone (which is debatable). But all the reasons listed in the below article make sense. Thanks [[+]{.proflinkPrefix}Shane Edgar{.proflink .bidi_isolate}]{.proflinkWrapper} for pointing this out.\ \

Brian Hepler{.author}[

And people wonder why I root & replace the OS on my phone.