Foreign media: 360 Chinese privacy report

the nyse listed Chinese companies qihoo 360 was accused of stealing them hundreds of millions of users’ privacy. Qihoo 360 in China, with a population of more than 1.5 billion accounts for more than 80% of the market. But now, they were questioned to steal user privacy.

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Chinese companies listed on nasdaq qihoo 360 was accused of stealing them hundreds of millions of users’ privacy.

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at the beginning of last month, China’s financial media “daily economic news” to “mystery of 360 black box is large coverage, raise questions about the privacy of 360 security problems, this article accused of antivirus software and developed by 360 using their browser, implantation of illegal procedure, steal their users’ privacy and business secrets, to gain the market and profit. Referred to as “the cancer cells of the Internet in China”.
The allegations in the article is very serious, they refer to the third party programmers “independent investigator” evidence of alleged 360 not only use their application in 360 and “back door” and “the cloud” cooperate secretly take users’ privacy, and compete with similar products, their products will be to uninstall competitors’ products. Article said that over the years, 360 has been using their products, mobile personal information, such as mail box, medical and financial records, and password.

two things have happened, caused the widespread discussion in China, a large number of users began to give up the antivirus software, nanjing in China, more users will be 360 to “invasion of privacy” to court, the user said after 360 browser for web browsing, 360 browser browsing history will be uploaded to the server. The court also has carried on the case.
News described in the problem, can be traced back to at least a few years ago. And led to the occurrence of at least one case. Litigants, said consumer distrust of 360 and have a good reason for dissatisfaction, collect privacy is inherently without the consent of the user, and then explain again very bad.
The focus of qihoo 360, also caused the concern of the Internet security organization. Mr. Wan, The Times, the United States is known as the king of Chinese hackers. Now, he is a non-profit, Internet security organization IDF lab leader.

26 November last year, he and his team out of a report about 360, 360 safety browser privacy issues underlying the back door.

IDF laboratory will be half a month’s time, the v5.0.8.7 version of antivirus software 360 secured browser version as the research object, after a series of tests, they published on the Internet browser “about 360 security hidden door evidence of independent inspection report. Report says: “by 360 secured browser calls, the file on the user is not familiar with the situation regularly from 360 server to download the DLL file and load operation, and no clear files use and with a statement or description.”

“actually test results came out very early, but we are in a period of time, in the words of the report has carried on the elaboration, make the report more neutral point.” Wan memories, they do such a test, not for profit purpose, but on the Internet, about 360 privacy security, already more and more attention. Before the report is published, they have been in touch with 360, hope each other can make the company’s technical personnel, to explain some questions in the report. But let wan discomfort, 360 pr team to refused to their demands. Wan said, adding that, in fact, 360 not only refused their request information, also suggested that they blackmail.

in the privacy concerns of qihoo products, apple will qihoo 360’s all products, including 360 mobile guards, browser, etc, all of the core application by the App Store shelves, as Chinese companies so far received the most severe punishment in the App Store.

to face charges of privacy qihoo 360 is still trying to push the events described a few big Internet business conspiracy, chairman zhou said that 360 companies long-term blameless and innocent, they are unpopular in the world of the Internet, because they developed the success of the product, led to a competitor’s resentment.

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IBTIMES Chinese