Who doesn’t love to see that ‘new software update’ ticker on their mobile phone screens? The charm of getting some new features, and slight improvisations in the user interface can’t be expressed in words. However, a latest thread on reddit has added some apprehensions in the minds of OnePlus 3 device users; they will now think twice before hitting on the ‘Update OS software’ button on their mobile device because the thread reveals that software updates on OnePlus 3 are not secure.
It further goes down to explain the reason and cites that when users opt for software by going to their device’s Settings menu, their phone’s IMEI is sent to the OnePlus servers in plain HTTP and not HTTPS mode. Now, we are all aware that any transaction or data sharing which happens in the insecure HTTP mode can possibly compromise the security of our device’s data, and this goes on the explain what has got OnePlus 3 users worried.
Now the threat has been exposed, we are sure that OnePlus developers would quickly come up with the fix, but till that happens, we suggest OnePlus 3 users must keep software update on hold. Not that someone is just sitting right out there to snoop into your device’s data or steal your private information, but we say why take risk. Wait till you get to hear a response on this from OnePlus’ team.
To recall, OnePlus 3 was launched in India last month for Rs 27,999. It has high end features that includes 6 GB RAM. You can check its specs here.
(Richa Sharma is associated with TMI as a contributory author)