One of the most popular and widely used app WhatsApp receive many updates from time to time. No matter, how popular the app is, you generally find vulnerabilities in it.
We need to more aware as we do share and have many private images.
WhatsApp Bug detected
WhatsApp is infected by a bug and this could be a danger as the private information can be seen by the hackers.
Initially, the bug was detected and pointed out by Google’s Project Zero team.
Don’t do this, or else you can be the victim
If you use the WhatsApp in a safer way, there won’t be any problem for you.
If you click on any unauthorized site which you get through an unknown number. If you click on and the next moment your WhatsApp becomes vulnerable to these hackers.
Even, this threat is for iOS users as well.
Solution for the iOS users
iOS users are advised to update their OS to the latest version and which can help to dodge this bug. However, users need to take care of not clicking on any suspicious links. By this. you’re allowing hackers to take your WhatsApp.
According to the report filed by Google researcher Ian Beer, when hackers get to the access of your WhatsApp personal chats. They start sending hacking messages from a different private server.
Many reports say that only a limited number of websites have the potential to pose the risk of hacking the WhatsApp if the user visits any suspicious website.
If the hacker successfully got into the device, they can access the private chats, Media files. If you find any of the suspicious activity, the steps you need to follow…
- Take a complete backup of the WhatsApp to Google Drive.
- Delete all the chats and media and uninstall the WhatsApp and re-install it.
WhatsApp spokesperson told FirstPost ” “WhatsApp cares deeply about the privacy of our users. It is false to claim there is a known bug within WhatsApp impacting users at this time. As always, we recommend users follow warnings from manufacturers on the latest security updates for mobile phone operating systems.”