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


#1

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.


#2

“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.