Tag: WhatsApp security

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WhatsApp Gold scam installs malware on victims’ phones – here’s how to avoid it

March 26, 2020

Via: Tech Radar

A scam promoting WhatsApp Gold – a premium version of the messaging service allegedly used by celebrities – is circulating on social networks. Would-be users are promised a raft of extra features and given a link, which actually leads to […]

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Your WhatsApp chats are about to get much more secure

March 3, 2020

Via: Tech Radar

An important new WhatsApp security feature could be just around the corner. Intrepid sleuths at WABetaInfo spotted an as-yet-unreleased feature called Protected Backups in a beta version of the Android app. As the feature is yet to be officially added […]

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WhatsApp Used By Attackers To Install Spyware On Phones

May 14, 2019

Via: Pymnts

Hackers found a way to use messaging app WhatsApp to install spyware onto phones. The Financial Times reported that a vulnerability in the popular app — which currently has 1.5 billion users worldwide — allowed the attackers to install commercial […]

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PSA: WhatsApp security flaw could be triggered simply by answering a call – fix available

October 10, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

A WhatsApp security vulnerability could allow attackers to crash the iOS app as soon as you answer a call, and could potentially be used to hack your iPhone … The Register reports that the flaw was reported to WhatsApp in […]