Watch out for World Cup apps. According to the latest reviews, these apps contain a type of dangerous malware that puts your information at risk.
Apparently World Cup applicationsare infected with dangerous malware that can be installed Privacyput you in danger These malware can steal your information. The advice of some German authorities is that, if you want to use these softwares, do not install them on your original phone.
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World Cup apps are infected with malware
Guests of Qatar who come from all over the world to watch passionate games World Cup 2022 When they come to this country, they have the official World Cup app called Hayya and another app called Ehteraz to install. However, European data protection authorities Privacy Violation They have announced in these applications and asked people not to download them for the security of their personal information.
Experts of both programs are dedicated to World Cup Qatar 2022 have been placed in the “spyware” category. They believe that these two programs provide extensive access to users’ personal information and the ability to read, delete, change content and even make direct calls to the Qatari government. Germany’s data protection supervisor announced in a statement:
The collected data shows that these two programs go beyond what they have specified in terms of access to personal information. For example, one of the programs even saves the call made and the number used. Another program actively prevents the phone from going to sleep mode. In addition, the data of the programs does not remain only on the user’s device and is transferred to a central server.
The recommendation of German authorities is that if users have no choice but to install Qatar World Cup 2022 applications don’t have it, install it on another phone other than your original phone. Data protection authorities in Norway and France have made similar recommendations to users. The relevant organization in Norway has even raised the possibility that the Qatari government is monitoring passengers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup through these applications; Of course, this is not surprising, since a new report indicates that Qatar is widely monitoring people using several thousand cameras.
A French organization that in the field Protection of information It also asks users to take serious care of their private photos and videos and to install the app right before leaving France and delete it immediately after returning to this country. Although the French government has a friendly relationship with Qatar, through its digital minister Jean-Noel Barot, it has officially announced that Qatar does not recognize the rights of users in the field of information security.
Jean-Noel Barro, France’s junior minister for the digital sector, regulatory guidelines Privacy It cited the CNIL in its recommendations and said: “In France, thanks to the GDPR, all programs must guarantee the fundamental rights of individuals and the protection of their data, but this is not the case in Qatar.”
World Cup 2022 Since its hosting was granted to Qatar in 2010, it has been accompanied by controversy, and especially European countries have criticized this Asian country. Criticisms which of course have been rejected by the Qatari officials and the FIFA president has always declared his support for hosting this country.
So far, neither the Qatari government, nor Apple, nor Google have commented on the allegations made by the European Union regarding privacy violations.
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