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Instantly update WhatsApp otherwise photos, videos and messages can be hacked!

Friday - October 4, 2019 12:15 pm , Category : WTN SPECIAL
Hackers always target WhatsApp users
Hackers always target WhatsApp users

Know why updating of WhatsApp from time to time remains necessary?

OCT 04 (WTN) - If you use a smartphone, then definitely you must have used WhatsApp in it. But if you use WhatsApp, then for your information, let you know that you should update WhatsApp from time to time in your smartphone. This is why, because if you did not do this then it might be able that the photos, videos and messages in your mobile phone might be hacked due to a bug in WhatsApp.

After reading this you must have been worried that can this happen? So for your information, let you know that yes it can happen and it is happening, because hackers can attack your smartphone through WhatsApp. First of all, for your information, let you know that WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app in the whole world. There are around 150 crore active monthly users of WhatsApp all over the world, out of which around 40 crore WhatsApp users are in India alone. In such a situation, WhatsApp has always been a target of hackers due to such a large number of users.

Now let us tell you about the bug that can steal the photos, messages and videos in your smartphone. Well first of all we recommend that if you have not updated your WhatsApp then first of all update it. Actually, Security Researcher has detected a bug that steals photos, messages and videos in your phone.

Hackers send an infected GIF file (GIF file) to the user to steal photos, messages and videos from the user's smartphone. For your information, let us know that through this file, hackers get access to your data. According to a report published in The Next Web, TNW; security researcher ‘Awakened’ reported that the threat was due to the double-free bug.

However, after getting the information of the double free bug, it was fixed in WhatsApp only last month, so WhatsApp users do not have to worry. WhatsApp has claimed about the impact of this bug that it did not harm the privacy of any user. But despite this, WhatsApp has asked its users to update WhatsApp in their smartphones.

For your information, let us know that this bug was hidden in the gallery view of WhatsApp, and with this the hackers used to preview the photos, videos and GIFs in WhatsApp users' phones. Researchers say about this bug that this bug was working perfectly till version 2.19.230 of WhatsApp, but with the version 2.19.244 update of WhatsApp the company has fixed it.

Not only this, this bug which came in WhatsApp was also a big threat for Android 8.1 and Android 9.0 operating systems. At the same time, Android 8.0 and below were protected from this bug. By the way, we recommend that you should update WhatsApp in your smartphone as soon as possible, as the double-free bug may still be active in the older version of WhatsApp.