Insecure UC Browser ‘Feature’ Lets Hackers Hijack Android Phones Remotely

[ March 27, 2019 ]

China-made UC Browser contains a “questionable” ability that could be exploited by remote attackers to automatically download and execute code on your Android devices.
UC Browser is one of the most popular mobile browsers, specifically in China and India, with a massive user base of more than 500 million users worldwide.

According to a new report published today by Dr. Web firm, since at least 2016, UC Browser for Android has a “hidden” feature that allows the company to anytime download new libraries and modules from its servers and install them on users’ mobile devices.

Since UC Browser works with unsigned plug-ins, it will launch malicious modules without any verification,” the researchers say.

Cyber Security Tips :

– If you are using UC Browser on your smartphones, you should consider uninstalling it immediately.


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