After security researchers suggested to quit the password manager based on the discovery of a well-known privacy advocacy application, the web tracker became the focus of attention.The analysis was performed after LastPass was recently announced , Will take effect in March.
The Exodus Privacy application developed by the Guardian Project records the number of trackers and permissions used by other applications, and seven web trackers were found in the Android version of LastPass. German security researcher Mike Kuketz highlighted this finding in an analysis report published on Thursday, recommending that users move away from password managers and switch to password managers without trackers.
Web trackers on LastPass include trackers from Google Analytics, AppsFlyer and Mixpanel.Although LastPass’s password encryption usually protects your password from being viewed by any tracker or website, these trackers can be collected by third-party companies.Sites you have visited.
LastPass said in a public statement: “These trackers are industry-standard mobile analytics tools and are used for limited purposes only-to collect aggregate statistics on how using LastPass can help us improve and optimize our products to provide the best user experience. “.
The company also stated that it will continue to review its processes to prioritize customer privacy and security. However, Cookz said in his analysis that he could not choose not to share data with LastPass trackers.
In contrast, Exodus Privacy found that LastPass competitors 1Password and KeePass do not have trackers.