Worried about your whatsapp data being leaked? or your Facebook or Whatsapp account hacked? there are so many controversies regards to Facebook and Whatsapp security.
Whatsapp is the most common instant messaging app available on google play and app store. Instant messaging app WhatsApp is used by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide.
A new feature of the app or a weakness can also affect millions of users.
Now there has came a new way to make WhatsApp Apps can also be hijacked.
According to reports, Whatsapp account is hacked in Israel due to which the government Cyber Security Agency has issued a security alert across the country.
According to ZDNet’s report, Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority has pursued a new kind of Whatsapp hacking approach.
In this new way the hacker uses the voicemail of Telecom Provider. Generally, the phone number of the voicemail is activated on the phone number of the phone, because they do not change their default password.
The password among most users is 0000 or 1234.
Whatsapp Account Hacking can also happen, when the hacker tries to install Whatsapp app to your phone via a user’s legitimate phone number.
For security, one time code is sent to that phone number from Whatsapp.
But Israel’s web developer Bar Zik says that hackers can hack Whatsapp in a similar way when the user is not near the phone or is sleeping at night.
If the attendant can remove the user from the phone at such time or the user is sleeping, then the verification call sent by the Whatsapp app goes to his voicemail.
Most telecom providers give remote access to any customer’s voicemail account, now the hacker has to tell only the user’s PIN which is the default. Here’s the hacked app account hacking of targets by recovering the one time password.
The highlight of this hijacking is that no one should have technical skills for this. According to the Israeli authorities, such hacking has increased in recent times.
In an alert, the Israeli agency has also said that keep a strong password in the mobile voicemail.
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