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Beware…Chinese application ‘VidMate’ causes diversion of user data

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

A recent report revealed that China’s VidMate video application is experiencing major security problems affecting users in a number of countries including Egypt, Brazil, Myanmar and other countries, said  Upstream Mobile Security.

The application was developed to support the download of videos from WhatsApp, YouTube and other platforms by UCWeb, a subsidiary of the Chinese Alibaba Group, which has been installed on phones of more than half a billion people.

Suspicious activity often occurs during lock-ups, according to a report on BuzzfeedNews. Phone screen, not use.

The VidMate application displays hidden ads, discloses user data, drains mobile phone data, and battery life, and makes users engage in paid services without their knowledge.

A VidMate spokesman denied that the application was involved in suspicious activity intentionally.

UCWeb and VidMate revealed that the application and its trademarks were sold in 2018 to a new entity called Guangzhou Nemo Fish Technology.

Application representatives claim that although the business relationship continues, VidMate is independent of UCWeb.

The further report revealed that the application collected the personal information of users without their knowledge and was sent, including a unique number associated with the person’s phone, the IP address, to servers in Singapore of the Nonolive platform, while Upstream revealed that security has over the past 6 months blocked 128 million suspicious transactions through the application of VidMate, which can cost users more than $ 150 million.

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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