41 Chinese apps are listed as ‘Dangerous’ by the Indian Government: Well, reports are coming that Indian government picked out 41 Chinese apps and listed them as dangerous apps for Indian people. You should know that these aren’t the first time when Indian Government listed the apps but this time they are looking quite serious. Reports are saying that these 42 mobile apps could be spyware or malware on your Android and iOS. Also, the Indian intelligence agencies have said that these apps could be a cyber-attack against the country.
Sources are saying that the agencies have reportedly issued a warning to the Indian army and paramilitary against the usage of these apps. Also, the sources are saying that “As per reliable inputs, a number of Android/IOS apps developed by Chinese developers or having Chinese links are reportedly either spyware or other malicious ware. Use of these apps by our force personnel can be detrimental to data security having implications on the force and national security.”
Some reports are saying that Mi already cleared things and said that, “At Xiaomi, we take security and privacy very seriously. Our global e-commerce platforms and user data for all international users is located on Amazon AWS data centers in California and Singapore. We are currently investigating the advisory and would like to assure Mi Fans that we are fully committed to storing and transferring our users’ data securely at all times.”
List of 42 Chinese apps-
Check out the 42 Chinese apps list here such as Weibo, WeChat, SHAREit, Truecaller, UC News, UC Browser, BeautyPlus, NewsDog, VivaVideo- QU Video Inc, Parallel Space, APUS Browser, Perfect Corp, Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab), CM Browser, Mi Community, DU recorder, Vault-Hide, YouCam Makeup, Mi Store, CacheClear DU apps studio, DU Battery Saver, DU Cleaner, DU Privacy, 360 Security, DU Browser, Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile, Baidu Translate, Baidu Map, Wonder Camera, ES File Explorer, Photo Wonder, QQ International, QQ Music, QQ Mail, QQ Player, QQ NewsFeed, WeSync, QQ Security Centre, SelfieCity, Mail Master, Mi Video call-Xiaomi, and QQ Launcher.
The Indian Home Ministry has come up with the advisory with inputs from several intelligence agencies like the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). Army personnel has been asked to immediately uninstall the 42 mobile apps as well as format their smartphones.