WhatsApp, one of the most used messaging applications in the world would be contaminated by a bug. Many security experts recommend that users be cautious. This flaw would be a danger to the privacy of users since it would give access to your conversations, even the application offers end-to-end encryption.
This defect was first detected by the Google Zero Project team. These security researchers explain that iOS users are under threat from this virus by simply clicking on a link that has been circulating in recent conversations. For its part Apple strongly advises its users to update their iPhone with the latest iOS version. It seems that this is the best solution to avoid being contaminated by this virus.
I can not say it enough, beware of suspicious links
WhatsApp also advises to be very suspicious about suspicious links shared in conversations. Ian Beer security researcher at Google explains: “When hackers have access to WhatsApp chats, they start sending these hacked messages in clear text to a server. These are not just the messages that hackers can access, but they can also access media files and locations via these chats. “
In his defense, the WhatsApp app gives voice to one of its spokespersons: “WhatsApp is deeply concerned about the privacy of its users. It is wrong to claim that there is a known bug in WhatsApp that affects users at this time. As always, we recommend that users follow manufacturers’ warnings about the latest security updates for OSs. “
If in doubt, I strongly advise you to update your iPhone. Regarding Android users, no alert has been issued, however it remains important to keep his smartphone up to date to avoid this kind of overflows. Recently a hack spotted early this year by Google teams was supposed to affect only iPhone users, yet we learned yesterday that he finally touched Android and Windows users.
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