Faceapp Pro – Is it really free?

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Written by Darshit Varotaria

I'm a Web Application Pentester, Security Researcher and Bug Hunter.

July 24, 2019

We have been watching social media from few days, Faceapp is trending at peak and everyone is busy posting their smart looking pic in 50’s. Faceapp was launched in 2017. It is a Russian Photo editing app, currently ranking at No.1 on iOS App Store in Photo Editing category under the name of “Faceapp Inc”.

In 2019, it caught limelight. The Faceapp has become so popular that it has been used by approx. 120 million and getting approx 1.2 million new users every day.

The Faceapp is having two versions of the app. The one is for Free and Facebook Pro with subscription fees.

Faceapp Pro for FREE:

The hacker will definitely take advantage of this growing popularity and start targeting users. When any app is available in the market with a price tag, People start finding its cracked version which are available for FREE.

The hackers have started targeting users to download Facebook Pro app for free from third party websites and YouTube channels.

YouTube promoting Faceapp pro for free.
YouTube Channels Promoting Faceapp Pro for Free

From here users are getting direct download links or landed on fake online platforms. Once the victim is on the fake website, it will tell user to complete a few steps to get the Facebook Pro download.

Website with direct download link of Faceapp Pro Free.
Website with direct download link from Third-Part platform

This step will demand users to complete surveys, click on ads and installing other apps on their device, which can be malicious.

At the end victim will get the app download but that will be the same free app download. In this way users end-up by downloading malicious apps from the third party platform, which can be dangerous.

Bottom Line:

No third party apps are free. The source code of these apps can be manipulated and there is a high chance of getting your device hacked. For getting Faceapp Pro Free, you are giving access to hackers to compromise your private data.

Only download apps from the official app stores (Google Play and iOS Apps Store)

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