Famous video apps with 157M+ installations operating as Chinese spyware

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tetmo
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Famous video apps with 157M+ installations operating as Chinese spyware

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All apps have been developed by a Chinese company.

Recently, researchers at VPNpro have discovered that a famous app named VivaVideo available on both Android and iOS with over 100 million installations is operating as spyware.

Developed by a Chinese company named QuVideo Inc; there are 4 other apps developed by the same company and engaged in such malicious actions, according to researchers. The other ones happen to be the following:

SlidePlus – A photo slideshow maker with over 1 million installations
VivaCut – A video editor
Tempo – A music video maker
VidStatus – Advertised as a Whatsapp video status tool; the app has over 50 million installations on Google Play.

See https://www.hackread.com/video-apps-wit ... s-spyware/ for more info.

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