Indian Intelligence Agencies Have Flagged More Than 50 China-Linked Apps Which You May Want To Delete

Indian Intelligence Agencies Flag More Than 50 China-Linked Apps

Highlights:

  • Indian Intelligence agencies flags over 50 China-linked application
  • It has asked the government to either block or ask the people to stop using these applications
  • All these applications are available on both Android and iOS

The Indian intelligence agencies have flagged the usage of more than 50 China-linked application as a threat to the nation’s security as per the report from a leading Indian news agency. The intelligence agencies have asked the Indian government to either block or advise the people to stop using these applications.

The security agencies of India have raised concerns that these applications are not safe and could end up stealing a large amount of data which they can take outside India.

The list of the 52 application includes TikTok, Bigo Live, Shareit, UC Browser, Shein, Clash of Kings and more.

In addition to the China-linked apps, the Inter agencies have also raised concerns over the video-conferencing application named Zoom. In April this year, the Home Ministry issued an advisory on the usage of Zoom on the recommendation of the national cybersecurity agency – Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-in).

As per the advisory, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) deemed Zoom as an unsafe platform and even asked individuals using this video-conferencing application to abide by certain security settings in an attempt to safeguard their data from the malicious attackers.

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The recommendation of the intelligence agencies is to ban these apps, additionally, it has also been supported by the National Security Council Secretariat, which also feels that these applications could be damaging of the security of the country.

The 52 China-linked flagged applications are as follows:

  1. 360 Security
  2. APUS Browser
  3. Baidu Map
  4. Baidu Translate
  5. BeautyPlus
  6. Bigo Live
  7. CacheClear DU apps studio
  8. Clash of Kings
  9. Clean Master – Cheetah
  10. ClubFactory
  11. CM Browser
  12. DU Battery Saver
  13. DU Browser
  14. DU Cleaner
  15. DU Privacy
  16. DU recorder
  17. ES File Explorer
  18. Helo
  19. Kwai
  20. LIKE
  21. Mail Master
  22. Mi Community
  23. Mi Store
  24. Mi Video call-Xiaomi
  25. NewsDog
  26. Parallel Space
  27. Perfect Corp
  28. Photo Wonder
  29. QQ International
  30. QQ Launcher
  31. QQ Mail
  32. QQ Music
  33. QQ NewsFeed
  34. QQ Player
  35. QQ Security Centre
  36. ROMWE
  37. SelfieCity
  38. SHAREit
  39. SHEIN
  40. TikTok
  41. UC Browser
  42. UC News
  43. Vault-Hide
  44. Vigo Video
  45. Virus Cleaner (Hi Security Lab)
  46. VivaVideo- QU Video Inc
  47. WeChat
  48. Weibo
  49. WeSync
  50. Wonder Camera
  51. Xender
  52. YouCam Makeup.

Currently, these 52 applications are available on both Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

Reportedly, the security agencies have also asked the security personnel to stop using these Chinese applications in view of the “detrimental impact that this could have on data security.”

Western Intel agencies have repeatedly voiced concerns regarding Chinese hardware and software, as they can be manipulated by the Chinese-regime in case of a conflict. The Indian Government have also asked both MTNL and BSNL to not use any Chinese products for their 4G technology and said has been advised to the private firms as well.

About The Author

Azeem Ali
Azeem has been a professional player and has covered many games online. He has been working as a technical writer since the past 7 years and has written articles on many domains in technology including mobile Apps, Websites, Operating Systems and Softwares throughout his career. He is a B. Tech Graduate and love to spend his time on the internet researching for new thing when not working. View More Posts

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