UC Browser Not Safe & Poses Security & Privacy Risks
The Citizen Lab from the University of Toronto discovered some very serious Issues with UC browser concerning privacy and security, because Personal information and search queries can be transmitted.
UC Browser is one of the most popular mobile browsers in China and India boasting over 500 million users. It was First introduced for Java Based Phones than for Symbian Phones, then for all Smartphones.
Every browser has their own protocols to manage, and the browser has to be secure & intermediate to deliver the best information in safest way but according to tests carried out by Qualys SSL, it revealed that the user agent was vulnerable to,
- FREAK attack and
- POODLE vulnerability
UC browser might be good at offering nice features and fast downloading, but if you plan on making online transactions or pay something in an online store or in an online play store, you should use other alternative like Google Chrome which is safer.
According to reports, the browser could be Leaking your Internet browsing Details Like Websites that you have visited, Pages you liked, Images you clicked, Videos you watched, Search terms you typed, keywords you typed, Personal detail, bookmark details and send the details to agencies and servers located in China.
In 2015, Edward Snowden ( The former NSA contractor ) has revealed in a document that why the UC browser is not safe for the users. It appears that UC Browser has issues with safety, security and privacy. These are the 3 Main categories to check credibility for a browser.
So for your information security its better not to use UC browser especially for:
- Online Transactions
- Banking login
- Social account login
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Hassan is a Technician in mobile software programming, Internet technology and Electrical Installations. He also specialises in renewable and green energy solutions like Solar and Wind Power Systems.