FaceApp, which can generate altered images that make users look decades older, has become a national obsession. But cybersecurity experts say FaceApp’s terms of service are raising red flags.
While the product may be advertised as ‘free’, it’s your information that’s the real price. It is being opined that even a picture of your face can do plenty of damage.It can be used to identify you and unlock things like your smartphone or other things and you want to make sure you protect your identity.
Experts believe that some hackers will go to extreme lengths to steal personal information.
Some hacks have been seen in the last two years of Android phones that use facial ID, that if someone can get enough photos of your face and can actually 3D print a head and unlock your phone.
It has also been said that the best way to ensure your data is to check the user agreement before downloading these kinds of apps.
Experts warn other nefarious activities hackers can do include selling your search history and your location to other companies.
A lot of companies trade data, almost like trading baseball cards like kids, and because they can sell it, they didn’t violate the spirit or terms of your agreement, but it certainly wasn’t what a lot of people thought was going to happen with their data.”
Overall, issues like this can pose serious problems in the future.
People’s photos are also used to create fake social media profiles that look more real and authentic or to make a copy of a person’s very own social media profile to then target their friends and family with a variety of different scams and attacks. This is one of most common scams with such apps.