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Your WhatsApp and Smartphone can be hacked with just one video!

Monday - November 18, 2019 11:19 am , Category : WTN SPECIAL
Update your WhatsApp immediately
Update your WhatsApp immediately

Hackers can control your WhatsApp through a video! 

NOV 18 (WTN) - WhatsApp is currently the most popular instant messaging app in the whole world. WhatsApp has around 150 crore users all over the world. Even in a country with a large population like India, there are millions of WhatsApp users. In India alone, WhatsApp has close to 40 crore active users. There are many such features including end-to-end encryption, due to which WhatsApp remains the most popular instant messaging app in the world. 

But if you make negligence in using WhatsApp, then this negligence can prove harmful to you. Actually, hackers have been targeting WhatsApp for a long time. Many times it has been seen that by taking advantage of the negligence and mistake of WhatsApp users, hackers hack the users' data and get their personal information. 

For your information, let us know that recently the spy company NSO of Israel hacked the WhatsApp account of many people all over the world through Pegasus spyware. But now WhatsApp is once again on the trail of hackers. This activity of hackers themselves has been confirmed by WhatsApp that due to the vulnerability of WhatsApp, hackers can control the WhatsApp data of the users.

Now if we tell you that hackers can control your WhatsApp data by just sending a video, or then control it on your entire smartphone then you must be surprised to read this. But this is happening, and this requires you to be cautious. Actually, the activity of hackers is not just limited to WhatsApp data hack, but hackers are also using this to hack the data of the user's smartphone. 

You may be wondering how the hackers are doing this trick. So for your information, let us know that the hackers send a video file to MP4 format from an unknown number to users and as soon as the users download this video Yes, they control the user's smartphone completely. Yes, hackers can hack the WhatsApp account by sending the infected video files to WhatsApp users.

A post issued by Facebook, a WhatsApp-owned company, states that due to the buffer overflow, data can be breached by sending MP4-format videos to WhatsApp. In this regard, Facebook says that the Android version prior to 2.19.274 of WhatsApp is threatened by this activity of hackers. At the same time, there is a danger of iOS prior to version 2.19.100. Talk about Windows Phone, with this type of hacking can be done in prior 2.18.368 version of WhatsApp, prior 2.19.104 version of Business App for Android and a prior version of 2.19.100 in Business App for iOS is at risk. 

For your information, let us know that the NSO Company of Israel has prepared this software with very special technology. The company can easily hack the operating system of any Android, iOS, and Blackberry through this system. Hackers force users to tap on a particular link to hack the user's device. When users do this, it gives hackers a full chance to break the security shield and then the hackers install the Pegasus system on the smartphone of the users.
As soon as the Pegasus system is installed, hackers can easily extract the user's private data. Not only this, but hackers can also click the user-targeted photo from the camera after hacking the phone. Also, hackers can also hack the phone through a call. 

However, when the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) came to know about this danger, they immediately put the virus in the category of 'High Severity'. By the way, you may also fall prey to the trick of hackers, so to avoid this; you should update your WhatsApp immediately. WhatsApp has advised Android users to update WhatsApp from Play Store and Apple iPhone users from App Store as soon as possible. We also advise you to update your WhatsApp periodically so that your smartphone can be protected from any kind of malware attack.