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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

You are using fake whatsapp? Big danger, do it immediately

Users have been warned about fake WhatsApp and it looks exactly like the original.

WhatsApp, the instant messaging app has become a popular app across the globe for texting, calling, video calling, business purposes and much more. Unfortunately, its growing popularity has made it a hotspot for cybercriminals. Recently, a fake WhatsApp app has surfaced on the internet and it is deceiving the users as it is loaded with malware. This allows hackers to compromise users’ accounts and steal their information. Will Cathcart, Head of WhatsApp at Meta has warned users against this fake WhatsApp which can cause serious damage to users’ phone data. He tweeted, “Recently our security team discovered hidden malware within apps offered outside of Google Play from a developer named “Hemodes”, including “Hey WhatsApp” and others.

In a series of tweets, he explained how this fake WhatsApp promised new features to lure in users and steal their personal information stored on their phones.

He shared that these apps are usually downloaded from third party sources like the web.

Meanwhile, James Burr, a chartered security professional, told The Sun about another risk these knock-off apps could pose. He is quoted as saying, “The general line with these types of knockoff malicious apps is simply to capture and exploit personal data.” He further said that if users are using it with details like their WhatsApp account then hackers can impersonate them.

He recommended installing apps only from authorized sources, such as the official Google Play Store or Apple App Store, to protect yourself from the onslaught of these malicious apps.

Cathcart also asked users to download it from trusted app stores like Google Play Store or App Store or install it directly from WhatsApp’s official website to protect themselves from any malware attacks. He wrote, “If you see friends or family using a different form of WhatsApp, please let them only use WhatsApp from a trusted App Store or directly from our official website at http://WhatsApp.com/dl encourage to.”

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