Every now and then Facebook and its sister company WhatsApp are part of news due to several vulnerabilities which attack users through these platforms. This time WhatsApp has come up with a new hacking scandal. Hackers send an MP4 file on WhatsApp in order to gather all their information and data. The end-user who receive this file receives it from an unknown number. This file is totally the same as the other video files and plays in the same way as well but at the back end, it compromises the privacy of that user. This malicious video is extremely harmful as the data it gains from receiver mobile can be used wrongly. In these circumstances, it is important that we check our safety on WhatsApp.
Here’s how to Check your Safety on WhatsApp
Tech critics have asked people to update their WhatsApp immediately. In this way, they can remain safe from this vulnerability. In order to do this, one should check if they are safe or not. For that one should check if they are using the latest version of WhatsApp on their devices.
heck if you are Safe on WhatsApp:
Android users must have WhatsApp latest version 2.19.274 and on iPhone, users must have upgraded version 2.19.100. To check if you have the latest version or not iPhone users should go to settings>clcik on help. IN this way one will get the latest version of Android WhatsApp version. Whereas Android users need to click on settings>helo>App info.
Furthermore, if things keep on going like this, the time is near when people will boycott this platform. So, the social media giant need to address this issue before anything else.