Mitron app removed from Google Play store

Please delete the app from your phone

Mitron app — the popular Indian alternative for TikTok — has been removed from Google Play store. The app had over 5 million downloads. As of now, neither Google nor Mitron has revealed details about the removal of the application from the Play store.

Mitron app — the popular Indian alternative for TikTok — has been removed from Google Play store on Tuesday. The app had over 5 million downloads. As of now, neither Google nor Mitron has revealed details about the removal of the application from the Play store. However, chances are strong that the app has been taken down due to the security issues that indianexpress.com and other media houses reported earlier this week.

If you have the Mitron app already downloaded on your phone you will still able to use it but we suggest you don’t as the app comes with several vulnerabilities as we reported earlier. Mitron app has been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late. The app owner Shibank Agarwal, a student of IIT Roorkee, bought the source code of the app from a Pakistani coding company Qboxus and rebranded the app as Mitron and launched in India. Before officially launching the app in India Agarwal and his team ‘t even customise the coding or change the privacy policy.

Irfan Sheikh of Qboxus from Lahore confirmed to indianexpress.com that Agarwal did reach out to the company buy the source code of TicTic and launch as Mitron in India. He also accepted the fact that “Mitron app has privacy issues because the app developer has not uploaded the privacy policy.” Sheikh, however, said that the company does not encourage their buyers to just put it out there for public use as it as it is.

READ full report here | Mitron app is risky to use, says cyber security expert

Satyajit Sinha, cybersecurity researcher at Counterpoint told indianexpress.com: “It’s risky to use Mitron app given it doesn’t have any additional firewall or software security on top of the source code. The privacy policy is weak and that can put user data at risk in the long run.”

If you have Mitron app installed on your phone we highly recommend uninstalling the app right away and not use it. We checked the Mitron app and found there’s no way you can delete your account from the app. Users can either log out of the app or simply uninstall it. The settings menu is also missing on the app now.

We also recommend you to beware of all the clones of Mitron available on Google Play store. You must always check the developer first before installing an app on your smartphone.

https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/mitron-app-removed-google-play-store-how-to-delete-6438736/

One thought on “Mitron app removed from Google Play store”

  1. The same is going to be the fate of Aarogya Setu App. The security aspect apart, I have some issues related to sinus infections and occasionally get coughs, especially in the night. I also has the issue generally known as ‘smokers’ cough”. If I honestly put the cough due to either of these in the Aarogya Setu App. it will straight away put me in the high risk category and will give a false alarm to anyone coming in contact with me or passing by me if the Bluetooth is active.

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