WhatsApp It is covered in controversy after the last policy change at the beginning of the year 2021. The company thus tries to avoid the exodus of thousands of users to the competition, divided between Signal and Telegram.
The communiqué of WhatsApp It takes place after having announced the binding nature of the conditions and privacy policies for all its users. Those who do not agree with WhatsApp sharing community data with Facebook and other affiliated companies will not be able to continue using the application.
“We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear: we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption”, public WhatsApp on his Twitter account.
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WhatsAppIn addition, it published an image with all these points about what it does and what not with the data of its users.
The new policies of WhatsApp They will not cause the messages to be read by Facebook and third parties, but they will have access to the contact list, location, in-app purchases, usage data and other important metadata for Facebook business purposes.
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The trick to hack in WhatsApp Using voicemail is misleading the victim. What hackers do is download the application on the phone and proceed with the verification of the account using the number of the potential victim so that the system sends the verification code via SMS.
Now, it happens that users of WhatsApp they can also receive a call dictating this code. The call is executed one minute after sending the SMS, so the system will leave the code in the voice mailbox.
According to the Andr4all medium, hackers can access the code without having the victim’s cell phone in their hands. “When you try to access the voice mailbox of another device, a PIN is requested, a 4-digit code that, in general, is not too complicated. If using statistics you find out, they would already have our account of WhatsApp“they point out.