Baidu headquarters. Researchers from Palo Alto’s Unit 42 team say they found that Baidu Maps and Baidu Search Box were using a software development kit that was collecting a range of sensitive data on users. (simone.brunozzi, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Two of the most popular Chinese apps on the Google Play Store are leaking sensitive user information that could be used to track users for years, even after they’ve switched phones.

High-profile employees and executives who use these apps should be aware that this leaked data could potentially allow malicious cyber actors to spy on them and target their companies or clients.

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