China spying through Android Apps
The Intelligence Bureau warned to avoid the 42 Android Apps by china. A fresh advisory issued to the troops posted at the international border. According to the Intelligence Bureau the possibility of collecting information is higher through android apps and devices.The China stealing information from the devices via their applications. Therefore the DIG of Intelligence Bureau directed the troops to delete their numbers or reformat their devices from the smartphone.
The IB advisory list contains a number of popular application we are using daily , which pose a dangerous threat to the India’s Security . The list have the popular application like WEchat, Truecaller , Weibo, UCBrowser, UC News and other Chinese application.
There is a Higher possibility that the applications are transmitting the sensitive data,personal data to the Chinese authorities, which could be a major security disaster, the advisory states.
The intelligence agencies also warned armed force officers to avoid Chinese Mobile devices .
The IAF, for instance, had earlier asked all its officers and airmen as well as their families to avoid using Chinese Xiaomi smartphones and notebooks on the ground that they could transfer user data to remote servers located in China.
The several Cyber Security experts have already raised concerns about thepossible espionage attempts by the Chinese hackers. The IB not only warned for android apps but for IOS apps also.