When it comes to WhatsApp Web and desktop versions of the app, the app rolled out support for voice and video calling. It’s one of a volley of attacks that hit everyday devices; we’ve even covered a brazen WhatsApp phishing hack that looked to nab your activation PIN, masquerading as a technical support message. He tries to login to your Whatsapp profile, then requests for the security code under disguise of data activation. Hackers then send this activation link to the WhatsApp numbers of the targeted persons and seek the “One Time Password (OTP)” from them. 1. First, hackers write the hacking code or create a fake WhatsApp login link. Gone are the days when hacking was limited to professional coders. Forty-five people were tested on Tuesday and will have to wait five to seven days for their results. If calling the lost iPhone does not yield results or if it is switched off either because of low battery or other reason, keep calm and log into your iCloud account page. The hackers also capitalise on the victim’s trust and credibility to post scams and Ponzi schemes on the group page their victim is affiliated to. The Hackers use their access to your WhatsApp to steal your contact.
You can use the WhatsApp Spy option or KeyLogger to view all WhatsApp history. To check this, open WhatsApp, head to the menu, and select the WhatsApp Web option. According to WhatsApp, unsolicited messages from unauthorized third parties come in different forms such as spam, hoax and phishing messages. If your choice of encrypted messaging app is a toss-up between Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp, do not waste your time with anything but Signal. Besides this, another WABetaInfo report noted that the iOS users of the app will soon get another new feature. Back in 2019, the app stopped working on phones running Android 2.3.7 or older and iOS 8 or older. The app is not on Google store and you can purchase it through the links given in the article. Have you ever received suspicious e-mails informing you that you’ve won a lottery and giving you links to click on to claim your reward? Significant security loopholes have been found in Signal, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, and other communications platforms. Natalie Silvanovich, who discovered the exploits, delves into the extreme technical minutiae of the hacks on the Google Project Zero blog.
According to my research, social engineering hack is the most common of all WhatsApp hacks. This prompted me to extend my research to discover how the hacks were done and how to prevent it so that more users won’t fall victim. Most won’t suspect anything and will send the WhatsApp verification code to their number without suspecting it was a hacker. You may need physical access to the phone you want to tap into for a while as you are going to use the number for the verification code. Use app lock in your WhatsApp and mail app. As per a recent clarification from the well-known WhatsApp tracker site WABetaInfo, the app will not drop support for older iPhones. Usually, WhatsApp discontinues support only for phones that run older versions of operating systems that do not get any more updates and security patches. Also, a bug that prevented users from searching status updates was also fixed by a recent beta update. This update will be rolled out on a wider scale in the coming weeks. From speaking to my friend and some other victims, I deduced that all of them at one point or another gave out 6 digit codes which they didn’t know at the time were their WhatsApp verification codes.