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Houseparty Deny Claims App Has Been Used To Hack Users' Data

Houseparty Deny Claims App Has Been Used To Hack Users' Data

One of the things that has soared in popularity while people have been stuck at home is 'Houseparty'. The app allows users to have group video chats, as well as play games and quizzes in virtual 'house parties'.

It has gained a huge number of users over the past few weeks, but some people have claimed that their downloading of the app coincided with a hacking of their data. A huge number of users have deleted the app as a result:

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However, those running the app have moved to ease any fears that it had been used in such a manner.

Speaking to The Sun an Epic Games spokesman, the company who run the app, said there was no evidence to suggest that data of their users had been compromised:

We’ve found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts.

As a general rule, we suggest all users choose strong passwords when creating online accounts on any platform.

Use a unique password for each account, and use a password generator or password manager to keep track of passwords, rather than using passwords that are short and simple.

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