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52 Mobile Apps linked to China under Indian Intelligence agencies' radar

Saturday, June 20, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Amid talk that China may be opening a likely front of war - cyber war - against India, India's intelligence agencies have reportedly red-flagged as many as 52 apps linked to China. The famous video conferencing app Zoom, TikTok, Gaana, and WeChat, the usual suspects, are among them.

Hindutstan Times has stated that the gencies have given the list of 52 apps to the government. It quoted officials as saying that many Android and IOS apps, either developed by Chinese developers or launched by companies with Chinese links, had the potential to be used as spyware or other malicious ware.

Obviously, this persistent danger poses a security risk. China could use its access to degrade communications services in case of conflict, the daily says in the report.

Here is the list of apps under the radar: TikTok, Gaana, Vault-Hide, Vigo Video, Bigo Live, Weibo, WeChat, SHAREit, UC News, UC Browser, BeautyPlus, Xender, ClubFactory, Helo, LIKE, Kwai, ROMWE, SHEIN, NewsDog, Photo Wonder, APUS Browser, VivaVideo- QU Video Inc, Perfect Corp, CM Browser, Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab), Mi Community, DU recorder, YouCam Makeup, Mi Store, 360 Security, DU Battery Saver, DU Browser, DU Cleaner, DU Privacy, Clean Master – Cheetah, CacheClear DU apps studio, Baidu Translate, Baidu Map, Wonder Camera, ES File Explorer, QQ International, QQ Launcher, QQ Security Centre, QQ Player, QQ Music, QQ Mail, QQ NewsFeed, WeSync, SelfieCity, Clash of Kings, Mail Master, Mi Video call-Xiaomi, and Parallel Space.

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