WhatsApp bug can access your private chat: How to ensure security?

By : |September 3, 2019 0

Security experts have issued a warning yesterday about a new WhatsApp bug. The new bug allows hackers to access your private chats. It is a great privacy risk for WhatsApp users.

Google’s Project Zero team discovered this bug and warned iOS users to not click on any compromised website that has been circulating in messages. The Google team explained the threat and mentioned this bug can let hackers gain complete access to your photos, location and other important details the WhatsApp chats.

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has always endorsed itself as one of the most secure platforms which banks on end-to-end encryption. But the Google researcher, Ian Beer found the bug and mentioned: “Not only is the end-point of the end-to-end encryption offered by messaging apps compromised; the attackers then send all the contents of the end-to-end encrypted messages in plain text over the network to their server.”

Google said it was “only a small collection” of websites that had the capabilities to carry out this hacking campaign.

How to stay protected?

iOS users can still have a chance to keep themselves protected against the bug.

    0 Ensure to upgrade your device to the latest operating system. The new update keeps them sage from these security threats.

    0Should not click on any suspicious email or link, it can redirect you to an unknown website that could provide access to your data to the hackers.

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