My last post about how Zong is injecting its own code on every website of mobile users generated a debate among the circles, including Zong on Twitter.
How did Zong react on people Questioning ?
Zong reaction was as unethical as the act itself, they had no logical answer and Zong also requested small websites to do review on their “Zong Toolbar” and try to convince people how it is “Ethically Right” , which it is NOT.
How Zong is wrong with its own Logic
Cellular Companies doing unethical code injection on nationwide levelhttps://t.co/uOuanmGCOW@Zongers @hdmoore #Cellular #4G #Mobile
— Hackology (@Hackology) May 31, 2016
After tweeting about this post, the actual talent of Pakistan took this question to Zong. The answers are funny and hilarious.
There is no point that the FB, whatsapp & Gmail accounts could or would be hacked in any case.
— Zong (@Zongers) May 22, 2016
@AziBaloch asks Zong about their act and well, read it for yourself above 0;). The debate is not even about FB,WhatsApp and Gmail Accounts. Its about “Injecting Code in our Data” without our Permission. It is illegal in the first place and ethically wrong. But it doesn’t stop here .
“The toolbar is launched for the customers” – Zong
Zong Toolbar is launched for the customers but customers have no idea and find it breach in their privacy.If companies bigger then Zong can be compromised whats the guarantee that Zong users are not already Hijacked? Again : It is not Legal to inject your own code into end users traffic.
We launched toolbar service for customer's convenience with an option to deactivate it completely.
— Zong (@Zongers) June 3, 2016
The most funny reply, Zong users please try to “Unsubscribe“. After unsubscribing, the injected code will be still in every non-ssl website source (http://126.96.36.199:8080/www/default/base.js). Without your permission even after we unsubscribe, you will find this in your source :
Zong tweet above is shows the lack of technical experience, or the lack of awareness what this issue can do. They tamper with our data and talk about “security & customer privacy in mind“, Joke.
Thanks to all the Tech guys including Rafay Baloch and Abdul Wali for the support.
Ask Zong for an Explanation
Lodge a Complaint with PTA
Service Type > Cellular Mobile Telephony > 3G/4G/LTE Related Issues > 4G/LTE Complaints > CMPAK (its Zong)
Although I have unsubscribed from this toolbar, but still there is code in source.
precisely and to this Zong doesn’t have any decent answer. I don’t know what will it take to make them realize its a privacy breach and a security disaster …
thanks for sharing
They have no right to do this.
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they might be considering to Pull the Plug on this . .thanks to the response it got them thinking , if they think otherwise will sort it out again 😉
@krakmh:disqus - would like to run few tests , your help will be appreciated, can you email me on : a d m i n [@] d r h a c k . n e t
would appreciate your input in fixing this agenda
Update : Zong has taken down the Code Injecting Toolbar ..
Thanks to everyone for making that happen (y)