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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:33 AM

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As of version 15.5 Linux Deepin carries out spying, with the App store making unencrypted connections to known Chinese tracker CNZZ.



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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

So, Deepin went a bit too deep, eh?

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:13 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 14 April 2018 - 06:14 PM, said:

So, Deepin went a bit too deep, eh?

It looks like that might be the case but there is a reddit thread about it that says that it is only analytics but my research has shown that the cnzz.com service has been known to host malware and is flagged by various spyware/malware sites:
https://www.reddit.c...pin_is_spyware/
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#4 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:02 PM

Better safe than spied upon.




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