Android leaks sensitive network data that can be used to locate and track users

Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/android-leaks-sensitive-network-data-that-can-be-used-to-locate-and-track-users-85018/

Android leaks sensitive networking information to already installed apps that can be used to track a device. The issue affects all Android devices, except those running the latest version of the operating system, according to security company NightWatch Cybersecurity that discovered the vulnerability.

“As soon as possible” might be “never”, depending on the make/model of the device. I’ve had Android devices that were already unsupported by the manufacturer before I even made the purchase (I only found out that these devices were unsupported after I had purchased them). Consequently, these devices don’t have any updates, meaning one can’t install Android 9.