Recommendations if you take your personal cell phone to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

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The first suggestion is to travel with a different phone at the risk of spying

Recommendations if you take your personal cell phone to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Recommendations for those who go to Qatar and want to bring their own cell phone

The < b>Qatar World Cup 2022is about to start and millions of fans will travel to the country to experience the most important soccer tournament. However, suggestions have been made about what to do with cell phones and your personal sim given the way data is handled at the World Cup venue.

From government authorities to cybersecurity experts, they give their views on what users should take into account if they want to be part of this event, especially what happens with two applications that are mandatory to have on the mobile and that would be used to spy on the users. users.

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The National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) of France published a recommendation for fans going to Qatar and that is to not bring your personal cell phone but buy one.

The Qatari government forces all visitors to the World Cup to download two platforms: Hayya and Ehteraz. The first application is official of the tournament to access the metro and monitor the tickets to the matches, while the second is for the control of the covid-19.

Recommendations if you take your personal cell phone to the World Cup Qatar 2022

Recommendations for those who go to Qatar and want to bring their own cell phone

However, they make the call because they consider them as potential spy apps, since they would give access to users' personal information such as the name, identification number, residence and other more sensitive permissions of the phone such as access to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connection, delete and change contents, priority over other applications, location and calls.

Requirements that generate concern due to the strict rules that are used in that country. “If you're going after your opponents, gays or other people you don't like, an app like this will make it much easier for you,” says Martin Gravåk, Bouvet's cybersecurity expert.< /b>

That is why the authority draws the attention of fans to be careful with the information they have on their mobile and it is best to bring a device that is not saved so much data that it can later represent a security risk.

 Recommendations if you take your personal cell phone to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Application that would be mandatory to go to Qatar 2022, but would be spyware that would take personal information from users.

Delete applications

In case of choosing to travel with your own phone, what cybersecurity experts suggest is that once the World Cup is over or the trip in Qatar ends, these two mandatory applications should be deleted, this will not puts future information at risk.

But they also suggest taking care of crucial permissions like connecting online to services that require authentication and taking care of passwords.

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Sexual content

Another important point, beyond cybersecurity, is to be careful with the content that is stored on the phone. Hamurabi Noufouri, director of the Doctorate in Cultural Diversity at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, told the Telám agency that it is better for visitors to delete all types of sexual or sensual that it is stored in cell phones.

The reason for this is to avoid conflicts with local authorities, since there are more than 50 thousand agents that control the security of the World Cup, who can check personal phones if there is an incident and find this type of content could be called “porn promotion”, which would be a big conflict.

“If they check and find something they can magnify everything and accuse them of promoting pornography. They can use it as an excuse to apply a fine, get you on a plane and expel you from the country. Better delete everything,” explained Noufouri.

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