The discussion of the 'Made in India' Koo App among social media users is in full swing. Many users have started creating accounts on it. This app is being seen as an alternative to Twitter. Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Ravi Shankar Prasad have also made their accounts on the Koo app. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has talked about Koo App in the program as well.
At the same time, among all these, the French security expert has warned the users of 'Ku app' that those who have accounts on this app are not safe. Their data is being leaked.
Security expert Baptiste said he spent 30 minutes on the Kuo app at Twitter requesting users and found that the Indian microblogging platform was leaking sensitive information of its users such as email address, name, and birthday as well as various other information. He made several tweets to detail his research about Ku App.
Explain that the Indian social media platform was launched in March 2020, but Ku has suddenly gained a lot of popularity in the last few days due to the ongoing differences between Twitter and the government. Citing screenshots posted on Twitter, Baptist has claimed that Koo's users' personal information is not secure in any way and can be leaked.
He said that the hacker has hacked the app to prove that any personal information like email, date of birth, marital status of users in Ku is not safe. In some other screenshots, Baptiste also suggests that Ku's domain is registered in the US with a registrant based in China.
Learn in detail what is 'Ku app'
Although many of you may know about the Kuo app, many people are still unaware of it. Ku is an Indian microblogging site that has been introduced in a Twitter collision. Simply put, Ku is a Made in India Twitter. It is available in eight Indian languages including Hindi, English. Ku can be used both as an app and website. Its interface is similar to Twitter. It has a limit of 350 words.
30 crore funding
Explain that this week, Ku has raised Rs 30 crore as part of its Series A funding. This funding is from 3one4 Capital of Mohandas Pai of Infosys. Koo has also previously received funding from Accel Partners, Kalari Capital, Bloom Ventures, and Dream Incubator. The co-founder and CEO of Koo are Ameray Radhakrishna.