Will all your data and your chat be exposed?
You said that? So is WhatsApp not safe? Will all our chats and data be exposed? That will generate a lot of questions within you. Keep reading the post until the end to find out all the answers to this. As we said before, to hack your WhatsApp account, hackers only need to know the mobile number of the WhatsApp account you are using. This will allow them to suspend your account.
Whose attack was this?
The news was first reported by Forbes. The attack was the brainchild of a pair of security researchers, Luis Márquez Carbindero and Ernesto Canales Perena. When your phone number first falls into the hands of hackers, they will try to log into WhatsApp with it. That is, I will try to log in.
What about the two-factor authentication system?
That is, I will try to log in. WhatsApp has a two-factor authentication system (two-factor authentication system), so they will not be able to log into your account first.
Hackers don’t abandon their attempt that easily and try to log in many times.
The poisonous traps of hackers
As a result, you will no longer be allowed to log in from the WhatsApp account you are using. Your login will now also be blocked by WhatsApp.
As of now, there are no security issues with your WhatsApp account. But it is only after this that hackers start to make things difficult.
Very brave act of piracy
Hackers are now boldly emailing WhatsApp. In it, they send you an email saying that your phone number was lost or stolen and that the account associated with your number needs to be deactivated. The next step is how WhatsApp handles this.
Exposed WhatsApp security flaw
WhatsApp is now “verifying” this with a reply email. Furthermore, the company will immediately suspend your account without any response from you. The hacker may repeat this process several times in a row to create a semi-permanent lock on your account.
Minimal profit on this
It has been reported that your account may be attacked over and over again and may be suspended entirely. This can cause some problems with your WhatsApp application service. Although it exposes a WhatsApp security flaw, it does have a downside.
Can a hacker access your message and data?
The only good thing we can see here is that no matter how many times hackers try to log into your account, they will not be able to log into your WhatsApp account. So it’s a bit reassuring that they can’t access any of your messages and data. But it is worrying that your account is suspended without any information.
No evidence … no solution found
At present, it is true that no solution has been found to this security hole. Also, since there is no evidence of who froze your WhatsApp account, several people use this technique to lock their WhatsApp account by other people.
Is it good and safe?
There is no evidence who did this. So, don’t forget that it is also good and safe not to reveal your WhatsApp account number to previously unknown places or people.
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