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Indian Home Ministry Warns About 42 Chinese Apps

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By considering the Inputs from the RAW (Research And Analysis Wing) and NTRO (National Technical Research Organisation)  Indian Home Ministry issued a nation wide warning for security and high end officials. It warns especially Army and  Paramilitary forces to stop using certain Android applications developed by Chinese Companies to avoid a cyber attack over mobile phones. This includes True Caller, Xiaomi products, UC browser and many more. There are 42 applications listed in the advisory. You can see the application list below

The advisory says

“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.”

Here are the applications

Weibo

WeChat

ShareIt

TrueCaller

UC News

UC browser

BeautyPlus

NewsDog

Viva Video – Qu Video Inc.

Parallel Space

Apus Browser

Perfect Corp

Virus Cleaner – Hi Security Lab

CM browser

MI community

DU Recorder

Vault Hide – NQ mobile security

YouCam Makeup

MI Store

CacheCleaner DU Apps Studio

DU battery Saver

DU Cleaner

DU Privacy

360 Security

DU Browser

Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

Baidu Translate

Wonder Camera – Baidu INC.

ES File Explorer

Photo Wonder

QQ International

QQ Music

QQ Mail

QQ Player

QQ Newsfeed

WeSync

QQ Security Centre

Selfie City

Mail Master

Mi Video Call – Xiaomi

QQ Launcher

While this news has not been confirmed yet, it is perhaps advisable to avoid using these apps.

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