On Tuesday, Wednesday 14, WhatsApp issued an alert on a fatal security breach on its system that allowed hacked to install spyware on your phone by simply calling you via WhatsApp Call.
Hackers can install the malicious code to your phone whether you accept the call or not. So there is little you can do to protect yourself from them since anybody on WhatsApp with your phone number can call you. You only have to decide whether to accept, reject, or let the call go unanswered. Either way, once the call comes through, the hacker will still be able to implant the malicious code to your phone.
Once the malicious code is implanted on your device, it trawls through your phone calls, SMS, and any other relevant data it can find on the device. It can also access your phone’s camera and microphone without your consent, among other malicious activities.
How to know if you’re affected
If the thought of someone calling you, and leaving malicious codes on your device scares you. Well, you should be scared; very scared! It is said all phones, whether running the general WhatsApp …read more