Poland, Lithuania Probe Russian-made App Behind Viral Old Age Selfies

Poland and Lithuania said Thursday they were looking into the potential security risks of using a Russian-made face-editing app that has triggered a viral social media trend where users post “aged” selfies. Poland’s digital affairs ministry said it was “analysing” the security risks posed by FaceApp to the personal data of its users, despite assurances by its designers that the app is safe. “For several days in Poland and the…

July 19, 2019

US Senator Calls for Investigation into Russia-made FaceApp

The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its “national security and privacy risks”. A celebrity favorite, the app deploys artificial intelligence to modify users’ photos, adding wrinkles or subtracting years from their faces. On Wednesday, US Senate Minority Leader Chuck…

July 18, 2019

Hackers Can Manipulate Media Files Transferred via WhatsApp, Telegram

Hackers can manipulate media files transferred by users through the WhatsApp and Telegram messaging applications due to the way the Android operating system allows apps to access files in external storage, Symantec warned on Monday. Android applications can store files and data on a device’s internal storage or external storage. Files in the internal storage are accessible only to their respective apps, which is why Google advises developers to use…

July 15, 2019

Is Your WhatsApp Being Weird? You May Need to Check For Hidden Malware

With over 2.5 billion monthly active users that have accumulated since its fruition, Android has seen massive growth over the last 10 years. With so many users, it’s no wonder why cybercriminals continuously look to exploit Android devices. In fact, 25 million Android users have recently been hit with a new malware. Dubbed Agent Smith, […]

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July 13, 2019