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Sensitive Data Leak From Baidu Apps Allows Lifetime User Tracking According To Researchers

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks discovered data leak from Baidu and other apps that could allow user tracking across devices for a lifetime.

Unit 42 researchers found that Baidu Search Box and Baidu Maps leaked sensitive data that could be used for cross-device lifetime user tracking. Google removed the risky apps from the Play Store on October 28 after receiving the report.

About 1.4 billion people worldwide were affected by the data leak, according to a Unit 42’s estimate.

Source: Sensitive Data Leak From Baidu Apps Allows Lifetime User Tracking According To Researchers – CPO Magazine

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