Beware! Popular Android phone browser, which is one of the most used web browsers in India, UC Browser has been accused of leaking personal data of users. UC browser already have more than 500 million live users, registered and one of the best phone web browser in China and India. Put on trail for sending user data unencrypted, or with enough encryption. More details on what actually UC Browser leaks can be found right here.
According to the security group investigation, done with the mobile browser, it prooves that it was unofficially sending data of users personal includes location, phone numbers, device serial numbers, apart from users search queries and geo-location data, which exposes to unethical hacking.
The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs conducted this investigation and says, “The transmission of this information “represents a privacy risk for users because it allows anyone with access to the data traffic to identify users and their devices, and collect their private search data.”
The security firm also suggests that the privacy risk is that any personal data leaked via UC Browser could be easily used by Governments or other third-party unofficial ones. Although, the UC Browser is owned by Chinese e-commerce website, Alibaba.
In regards to this newsense, Alibaba issued a statement saying that this issue has been fixed and all users need to download UC Browser’s new version update. “We have no evidence that any user information has been taken,” the company spokesperson told Reuters.
Globally, UC Browser have 100 million daily active users, and it also claims that has been speedily expanding across regions. Acquired by Alibaba last year and actually it was founded in 2004. UC Browser is now available on more than 3000 different smartphones and downloaded and installed from 200 manufacturers worldwide.
Anyhow, you must make yourself free to check such issues, which can directly take you to a hackers zone, which isn’t good enough. Before downloading any Android app, or a web browser from official stores, are pretty good and if you download UC Browser through any unauthorized App Store could result this.
(Download UC Browser For Android from Google Play Store For Free)
► Clean Yet Complete UI – Redesigned navigation page and simplified settings.
► Intuitive Tab Management – Intuitive and dynamic gesture control for managing tabs.
► Smart Downloading – Supports multiple, background, and cloud downloading with auto reconnection.
► Incognito Browsing – Private browsing to protect your privacy.
► Night Mode – Switch to night mode to read more comfortably at night.
► Control Videos with Gestures – Volume, brightness, progress, etc. can all be controlled by gestures.
► Custom Themes – Visit the UC Theme Center or use your own pictures to customize your browser.
Take care and experience the surfing on your smartphone using UC browser.