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2014-10-29 09:30 PM
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
I have the same problem, the folder baidu, is recreated after a restore.
SONY WAITING FOR AN UPDATE
2014-10-30 04:48 AM
Hello, this is my first post here. After searching through the forum, I found no topic related to this, so I decided to make one.
I'll get to the point directly. I used an app called 'OS Monitor' to see my network usage, and found that 'myXperia' kept connecting to a server in Beijing:
Also, I found a folder called 'baidu' in the phone's internal storage. (Baidu is a search engine from China)
There are other discussions on Facebook claiming this might be some kind of spyware activity. I am from Taiwan and we are quite cautious on information security against PRC. This is very serious and I hope to have a reasonable answer from Sony Mobile.
The phone is Xperia Z3 D6653, bought from Taiwan Mobile with LTE contract.
2014-10-30 07:25 AM
Hello, This Topic helps you. https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR/Unknown-folder-baidu-is-created-on-starting-phone-each...
Walking in Water with Xperia. Happy to have KUDOS:smileysmileythumbsup: if I was helpful.
2014-10-30 09:56 AM
I heared SONY Z3 HAVE BACK DOOR TO SEND DATA TO CHINA .
WASTE SONY . ALREADY I HAVE LOT OF ISSUE IN XPERIA L ...NOW SECURITY ISSUE IN XPERIA NEW COME MOBILE ....WASTE SONY
XPERIA L HAVE BAIDU MALWARE ?
2014-10-30 10:29 AM
I’ve had some further feedback from the guys in our development team. I can confirm that Xperia phones don’t store any user data for transmission to Baidu. The MyXperia app supports both Google Cloud Messaging service and the Baidu Push Notification framework, as do many third party apps, to make sure we can support our China customers as well as those in the rest of the world. Both get automatically initialised when you first activate MyXperia. The IP activity you are seeing is just linked to Baidu’s push notification system, which is an expected behaviour for this application.
2014-10-30 11:41 AM
I can prevent the folder baidu created, but I don't know it really stop the problem.
First create a file named baidu on you PC. Then connect to PC through USB, delete the baidu folder and copy the baidu to your device. Now the baidu folder will not be created.
2014-10-30 12:27 PM
2014-10-30 01:21 PM
The problem is that even I unticked myXperia from security settings, it will still start automatically. I don't like my data being comprimised to China, and considering the hostility of PRC against Taiwan, I can't allow this behaviour on my smartphone. This is why I ask for an official explanation on Sony support forums.
2014-10-30 01:30 PM
Let me know and let me choose! Let me disable unwanted services. I am not expected this behaviou as I am in the rest of the world. I prefer losing functionality when I am in China. Otherwise why I don't choose a xiaomi?