Indian intelligence agencies have identified 42 Chinese apps that have been listed as “dangerous”, as they pose the risk of unleashing a potential cyberattack against the country.
An advisory was circulated by the intelligence agencies against the use of the listed mobile applications, developed by Chinese developers, saying these were categorised as malware and spyware.
The authorities cautioned India’s security personnel, including the Indian Army, that apps like the UC Browser, WeChat, Truecaller and SHAREit, among others, should not be used as there are risks of a potential security breach.
“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