‘Real security risks involved’ with apps on government-issued devices | Englishheadline


Shadow Home Affairs and Cyber Security Minister James Paterson says there are “real security risks involved” with downloading dating and social media apps on government-issued devices.

The concerns were raised after the Federal cabinet began seeking advice from the Home Affairs Department on the security risks of Instagram, Netflix, Twitter and dating apps in the wake of the TikTok ban on these devices.

“I’m surprised that you can download a dating app on a government-issued work device, even if there weren’t cyber security or national security risks involved in that,” Mr Paterson told Englishheadline Australia.

“The director general of ASIO said … foreign intelligence services are attempting to target clearance holders on dating apps to recruit them, cultivate them and ultimately compromise them.

“They should not be on these devices.”

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