Patanjali’s Kimbho app removed from Play Stores: Was it a trial or a security disaster?
Earlier this week, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev-brought Patanjali removed its Indian form of WhasApp – Kimbho – all the play stores. Patanjali claimed the im application was launched for just one-day trial and could be back on stores formally soon after technical development phase was over.
But, should you still use whatever Kimbho application on stores, individuals would be the fake ones, based on Patanjali spokesperson S K Tijarawala.
After taking out Kimbho from play stores, Patanjali spokesperson stated: “We put our trial form of Kimbho application on the Online Play Store and Apple Store for trial for any day only so we had observed around 1.5 lakh downloads within the first three hrs. We thank the folks for such encouraging response.” He further stated the trial form of Kimbho application is not readily available for download on any platform. “We do not take any responsibility for a lot of duplicate apps showing on anywhere,” S K Tijarawala added.
While Patanjali claims it had become each day-lengthy trial, experts believe it had become the safety threat that motivated the organization to drag lower Kimbho. A French security investigator, who tweets under pseudonym Elliot Alderson, stated that “whenever you make an announcement and launch your application openly, it’s call the official launch. This isn’t how trial is performed”.
Interestingly, removing Kimbho from stores had come right after Elliot had known as the messaging application a ‘security disaster’.
Soon after the launch, in france they security investigator had claimed he have access to all of the messages of users on Kimbho Application. He stated: “This KimbhoApp is really a joke, the next time prior to making press statements, hire competent developers… If it’s not obvious, for now don’t install this application.”
Elliot is not alone in believing that Kimbho would be a security failure. Senior Counsel Prashant Mali, who’s cyber security and cyber law expert, stated that Patanjali’s IT Team did exactly the same factor as BHIM Application. “No or little testing ended and the like occurrences expose huge data of Indian citizens to risk… such incident gives bad name to create in India…Ramdev’s team should understand Make in India means not make just the label in India however the product too and cyber safe one,” Mali stated.
Here are some of the features of Kimbho, as Patanjali claims
- Kimbho is being promoted as a swadeshi messaging platform that will compete with Facebook’s messaging app WhatsApp.
- Kimbho has dozens of features to share Text, Audio, Photos, Videos, Stickers, Quickies, Location, GIF, Doodle and more.
- Kimbho claims that the messages are end-to-end encrypted by AES and no data is saved on their servers or cloud.
- Kimbho allows different themes within the application. The user can pick their favourite wallpaper and “get fresh experience every time.”
Earlier this week,, Patanjali created an alliance with condition run BSNL to provide co-branded – Swadeshi Samriddhi Sims to the employees.