Baidu apps with 6 million US downloads found to be leaking sensitive user data (Mark Wyci?lik-Wilson/Betanews)

Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks have discovered that apps
produced by Chinese firm Baidu have been leaking sensitive data about
users. Baidu Search Box and Baidu Maps — which have been downloaded more
than six millions times in the US alone — were found to be sending
details such as MAC addresses, phone models, IMSI and IMEI to a server in
China. The researchers warned Google about the activity of the Android
apps which were then removed from the Play Store. The Baidu apps were
gathering data from phones without user consent, and the nature of the
data that… [Continue Reading]

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