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QQ Browser is a web browser developed by Mainland Chinese technology company Tencent. It utilizes two browser engines: WebKit and Trident. Previously, Tencent had developed Tencent Explorer (Tencent TE) and Tencent TT, two browsers based on the Trident engine, as well as QQ Browser versions 5 and 6, which integrated the WebKit engine.

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On November 20, 2000, Tencent released the first version of Tencent Explorer (Tencent Explorer, referred to as TE) and bundled it with the OICQ 2000 Preview1 1115 (now Tencent QQ).[5] This browser is one of the earliest page viewers in mainland China,[6][7] rendering pages using the Trident layout engine (known as the Internet Explorer webpage renderer).[8]

The first version of Tencent TE includes the "Who is with me" feature, which allows OICQ users who are browsing the same web page to communicate online, but this feature raises users' concerns about personal data security. In order to eliminate user concerns, Tencent issued a statement on April 24, 2003, stating that browsing the webpage does not reveal personal data when using this feature; if users do not want to use this feature but also want to use the browser, you can choose "Invisible" mode.[9]

In 2003, Tencent rewrote its source code on the basis of Tencent TE, and released the first version of the new browser on November 11, Tencent TT (Tencent Traveler).[6] At this point, the software officially stripped from Tencent QQ and became an independent software.[10] Compared with Tencent TE, Tencent TT has added personalized functions such as software skin replacement. At the same time, it also provides auxiliary functions such as mouse gesture and smart screen ads.[6] But the "Smart Shielded Ads" feature records the content that users browse online, and stores the records in the TTraveler2.dat file in the software installation directory.[11]

In November 2014, QQ Browser released the official version of 8.0. The new version redesigned the appearance of the browser and added a series of new features to improve the smoothness of the browser.[16]

Qihoo 360 secure browser, first released in September 2008, was once the biggest browser in China. According to CNZZ, 360 Secure Browser occupied 24.21% market share. It had 332 million monthly active users, and the penetration rate hit 70%.

When a user tried to install another browser, the security suite would try to block; when the user allowed the installation, it would pop up a window asking users not to set it as the default browser.

This report is a continuation of Citizen Lab research on the privacy and security of mobile applications in Asia. Our previous work includes reports that identified similar concerns with mobile browsers UC Browser and Baidu Browser, which were both found to transmit sensitive user information with either no encryption or easily decryptable encryption. The security issues discovered in UC Browser were also identified in documents leaked by Edward Snowden that indicated the Five Eyes intelligence alliance (NSA, GCHQ, CSE, ASD, and GCSB) had used these vulnerabilities as a means of identifying and tracking users. We have also published a primer on mobile security and privacy, entitled The Many Identifiers in Our Pockets, which provides further background on the types of personal data commonly collected and transmitted by mobile devices.

On March 17, 2016 we sent detailed questions to Tencent inquiring about the possible reasons for the collection and insecure transmission of user data to QQ servers. Those questions can be found here. As of the date of publication, we have not received a reply. At the end of the report, we discuss several possible underlying causes for the strikingly similar issues we found in the three web browsers produced by China-based companies that we have examined.

The app has been very popular, particularly in China, where in January 2013 it was the eighth most-installed application in both the iOS and Android categories. By December 2015, the browser was estimated to have a penetration rate among Chinese mobile browser users of 48.3%. Recent statistics for usage outside of China are difficult to come by, but the application had 16 million non-Chinese users in 2012, with the vast majority based in other countries in Asia.

We found the browsers communicate back to their servers using a common mechanism that leaks different kinds of personal information, and we found them to have multiple security vulnerabilities in their self-updating processes.

We monitored traffic sent by the browser and used this key to decrypt all of the WUP requests sent by the browser. We found multiple WUP requests that transmit easily decryptable personal information. In Figure 1, we show an example of a decrypted WUP request that has been parsed into more readable form by a script that we wrote.

Since MTEA+MCBC is purely symmetric, any man-in-the-middle observing traffic can use the hard-coded encryption key to easily decrypt all encrypted WUP requests. As before, we monitored traffic sent by the browser and decrypted all of the WUP requests. We found multiple WUP requests that leak easily decryptable personal information. We have listed below the most significant of these requests followed by the personal information that they transmit:

Web browsers are trusted to carefully handle sensitive information inputted by users and securely transmit it to Web servers. However, QQ Browser and the other browsers studied violate this standard of trust by not only collecting sensitive user data themselves, but then also insecurely transmitting it. Even in cases where asymmetric cryptography is used to transmit sensitive user data, it is used inconsistently. The Android version of QQ Browser, which used the asymmetric RSA algorithm, used a key size that was too small to be effective and did not meet the recommended practice of using 2048 bit keys. This shortcoming illustrates the need for developers to use well-tested implementations of well-studied protocols, such as OpenSSL, a widely-used and well-accepted method of transmitting sensitive data in a more secure manner.

Privacy-focused web app, in case you are not sure about the safety of using the QQ Browser. Free Visit website What is QQ Browser, and should I use it?1. What is QQ Browser?QQ Browser was first released in November 2000 by Tencent and was called Tencent Explorer. What makes this browser unique is the fact that it uses two engines, WebKit and Trident.

Enjoy easy browsing with the all-new QQ Browser for PC, an internet browser developed by Chinese technology heavyweight Tencent. The WebKit engine allows more natural page rendering and faster browsing, while the new graphic user interface means you can get to your favorite websites even faster. If you want to enjoy the advantages of using QQ Browser, do not hesitate to download it.

QQ news feed web browser, holding the first market share of Browser category in mainland China, is providing excellent and high quality browser services for millions of users every day.QQ news feed web browser has the following advantages*News - Real-time news browsing safer*Faster - Experience a fast, smart and personal Web.*Privacy Browsing - Use private tabs to browse incognito without leaving a trace on your device.*Night Mode - Switch to Night Mode to make night reading more comfortable.As you can see, QQ news feed Web browser is so amazing. You can enjoy a wealth of information anywhere, except in mainland China. Your options matter a lot to us. We pay close attention to your feedback and we do read every problem and suggestion. Making a great Browser product is the goal that we always pursue.

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Users have reported that while browsing on Tencent's QQ Browser or while using the travel booking app Ctrip, the camera pops out again. As per the report, Tencent's browser requires the camera to scan the QR code and so it prompts the device to pop-out the camera.

This could mean that browsers and apps interact with cameras quite frequently, and due to the fact that there are no devices with pop-out cameras, we do not notice the interaction. Vivo has said that it is aware of the development but has not provided any further comment on the matter. Is it time we start covering our phone's front-facing camera?

Users of the new Vivo NEX smartphone reported to unauthorized camera movements when they try to visit certain web pages with the mobile QQ browser app. The camera undergoes a up-and-down movement, like it is taking a quick peek at what the user is up to.

The QQ browser team released an official statement after the news broke out, explaining that this suspicious pop-up action will not initiate the camera, nor will the camera engage in any photo-taking or recording. It was also stated that the mobile QQ browser app would never gather any private user information.

Last week, a couple of security researchers noticed that the latest version of QQ for Windows tried to fetch user history files from Edge, Microsoft's first party browser for Windows 10, when it shouldn't at all since it's a standalone application to browser. Further reverse engineering revealed that QQ reads the same files from Google Chrome, Edge, 360 Browser, i.e. all Chromium-based browsers, and even tries to extract hyperlinks.

The code that ignited such behavior can be dated back to June 2018. TIM, Tencent's workplace version of QQ, also shared the code and thus collected user's browsing history as well. The researcher did not say if QQ/TIM fetch non-Chromium browsers such as Firefox. 041b061a72

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