There is a new (freshly) discovered way for hacking into people’s WhatsApp accounts. The technique is so simple and is quickly becoming popular with hackers around the globe. The problem is not with WhatsApp security features per say, but with how voicemail accounts in most telecommunications networks are secured.
The hacker begins by installing WhatsApp on a new device using your number
If you have been using WhatsApp, then you probably know the steps the company use in authenticating users. You go to your respective app store, download the WhatsApp app to your device, and then the company sends you a verification code via SMS.
At the verification stage, you can opt for voice call verification instead of the SMS. Here is where things go wrong. Hackers now install the app on a device using your number and opt for the phone call verification. Where WhatsApp makes a call to the number to be verified and reads out a loud the verification code to be used for login into the account. The hackers then time their activities to a time you most likely will not be receiving any …read more