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Baba Ramdev's Kimbho app removed from Google Play Store; French hacker terms it 'security disaster'


Yoga guru Ramdev's Kimbho application, touted as the rival to Facebook-owned WhatsApp, after its launch, disappeared from Google Play Store, App Store few hours later.

But when it was available, Kimbho notched up over 10,000 installs on Play Store and was rated 3.9 out of 5. Though a few people raised questions about the privacy and security features of the Kimbho application.

Baba Ramdevs Kimbho app removed from Google Play Store

The spokesperson further said that this wasn't an official launch of the app and that the technical work is still in progress.

Meanwhile, well-known French security researcher Elliot Alderson claimed on Twitter that he could easily access all the messages of the user, which raises security and privacy concerns. He also showed a video how easy it was "possible to choose a security code between 0001 and 9999 and send it to the number of your choice".

Alderson also said that Kimbho app similar to that off an app on Apple's App Store for iOS devices. It was alleged that the Kimbho iOS app is actually a copy paste version of an existing Bolo Messenger app. The alleged Kimbho app for iOS had the same screenshots, product description and the app developer as that of the Bolo Messenger.

The 'Kimbho' app offers similar features as WhatsApp and yes, it is absolutely free to download. Unfortunately, the app has seen many negative reviews, with a number of people facing issues to send messages to contacts and so on.

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