WhatsApp users are advised to be vigilant as security experts issue a warning after the new bug is detected. The new bug allows hackers to use WhatsApp chats of users who put their privacy at great risk. Google’s Project Zero team detected this threat and revealed that iOS users are at risk after visiting a compromised website that is moving around in messages. The researchers explained and said that iOS users have to make sure that they do not log on to any unauthorized websites as it can allow hackers to get users’ photos, location and other important details through their WhatsApp chat is.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has always endorsed itself as a messaging platform that performs end-to-end encryption. Encryption allows users to be sure of privacy and to be assured that no other person can or cannot read in their chat. But recent revelations have caused a setback that could affect users’ privacy. According to a report by Statista, WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion users worldwide who use the app every month.
According to Google researcher Ian Beer, where end to end encryption is tampered with, hackers start sending all the hacked messages to the server as plain text. Google said that only a few websites have the ability to hack such devices and that users should ensure that they avoid using any unauthorized website.
It is advised that iOS users should upgrade their devices to the latest operating system provided by Apple which allows them to be protected from these security threats. iOS users should also ensure that they do not click on any suspicious emails that may redirect them to an unknown website as another trick could be used by hackers to use hacked devices.