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Most Popular Chinese Apps and their Security Risk

Most Popular Chinese Apps and their Security Risk

In this post I will talk about the most popular Chinese apps among India People, their security, google action on some apps for their notorious behavior and should Indian use their apps . In this post I will also discuss popular apps banned by Chinese Government.

Google Play Store

First Chinese are very conservative, they don’t allow Google Play Store in China if you want to use then you have to use VPN to bypass GFM.

Regarding Google Search

Source Wikipedia “Google China is a subsidiary of Google. Once a popular search engine, most services offered by Google China were blocked by the Great Firewall in the People’s Republic of China. In 2010, searching via all Google search sites, including Google Mobile, was moved from mainland China to Hong Kong.”

List Of Popular Apps banned in China

Chinese Government banned most popular website (Wikipedia) like Facebook, Gmail, Youtube, Netflix, twitter … as of now October 2019 around 10,000 and want other countries use their app.

Now comes to main topic, the most popular Chinese apps in India are given below

App Name Developer Banning History Security Risk
Tik Tok ByteDance (China)  India Today Report Yes
Shareit SHAREit Technologies(China) NA Yes
Xender
Xender File Sharing Team
China
NA Yes
WeChat China NA NA

Indian intelligence agencies have reportedly listed  42 mobile apps that have the potential to carry out a cyber-attack against the country, read Business standard Report

List of 42 Apps Given Below

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.

Note : Truecaller is not an app made by a Chinese company

Conclusion :

Its up to you to use Chines app or not, If you want to know my view, just delete these Chinese app.

 

 

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