Anonymity Online

The popular Android application

“Internet Accelerator”, in English Web Explorer – Fast Internet, which was downloaded more than 5 million times on Google Play, turned out to be dangerous for users.
But this is not a virus, but a legitimate application. The problem is that the developers have not encrypted the Firebase database in which user data is stored.

Attackers may well get all the information about the sites visited by the user, specific pages and search results on them.

The “Internet Accelerator” is just designed for web surfing and speeding up the Internet by 30%.

The app is popular on Google Play for its effectiveness, it has been downloaded by more than 5 million users, and the average rating is 4.4 stars.

But, besides the fact that hackers will be able to find out what and where the user was looking for on the Network, there is also a high probability of disclosure of more important, confidential information. If necessary, cybercriminals can find out where developers store other information about users — the Internet Accelerator analyzes the information on the client side as well.