The group messenger app WhatsApp is an easy target for hackers. Read more to find out what is at stake.
WhatsApp has strengthened their security over recent years by adding two-step verification, and automatic end-to-end encryption. Despite this, there are still some security threats you need to know about.
Some attackers created malicious software downloads that would masquerade as WhatsApp Desktop applications. Once installed they could install and distribute malware or otherwise compromise your computer. Others turned to creating websites pretending to offer access to WhatsApp Web. They ask for your phone number in order to “connect you to the service” but in reality use it to bombard your WhatsApp with spam messages.