MPs, staff warned not to use Chinese app WeChat due to 'cybersecurity risks' - 2019-07-05

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F0.png MPs, staff warned not to use Chinese app WeChat due to 'cybersecurity risks' July 5, 2019, Charlie Pinkerton, iPolitics

MPs and House of Commons staff are being told not to use the popular Chinese messaging app WeChat due to "potential cybersecurity risks," at a time of heightened tensions between Canada and China.

On Thursday, the House's cyber security team sent an email to MPs, their staff and Commons' administration with the subject line "IT Security Alert – Risks with the WeChat application."

"Please be advised that the messaging, social media and payment application WeChat poses potential cybersecurity risks to users," says the email obtained by iPolitics.

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{{cite news | first = Charlie | last = Pinkerton | title = MPs, staff warned not to use Chinese app WeChat due to 'cybersecurity risks' | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2019/07/05/mps-staff-warned-not-to-use-chinese-app-wechat-due-to-cybersecurity-risks/ | work = iPolitics | date = July 5, 2019 | accessdate = October 15, 2019 }}