Fake FaceApp Challenge Apps Are Installing Malware. Here's What You Need To Know
While the debate rages as to the privacy implications of taking part in the viral FaceApp Challenge, security researchers have now issued warnings about fake FaceApp Challenge apps spotted in the wild and installing malware.
However, there is no doubting the privacy, data and security risk being posed by a FaceApp fake that has been spotted in the wild by researchers at Kaspersky. The challenge for those unfortunate enough to install this app, which tricks users into thinking it is a certified version of FaceApp, is not getting infected by malware. That could prove much harder than dealing with what you might look like in a few years.
"Kaspersky has identified a fake application that is designed to trick users into thinking it is a certified version of FaceApp," Igor Golovin, a security researcher at Kaspersky, warned, "but goes on to infect devices with an adware module called MobiDash."