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Recognize Signs WhatsApp Attacked by Spyware and Prevention


One way to recognize signs of WhatsApp being attacked by spyware is to try and see changes on your mobile device.

INPHEDIA.ID - At present, the issue of application vulnerability due to spyware is one of the concerns of WhatsApp users. The hackers have deployed surveillance software to WhatsApp users with phone calls.

The vulnerability found on WhatsApp allows an attacker to place spyware on your mobile by making a call regardless of whether you receive the call or not. Spyware will also delete calls from the user's call log, so there is no trace of their presence on the remaining cellphones.

After the issue of spyware is widespread, the company patches the application through updates, and encourages users to update immediately. The attack that occurred on WhatsApp is called a "zero-day exploit" in the world of cybersecurity.

A zero-day exploit is a vulnerability in software that was previously unknown to everyone, including users and companies. According to security experts, there is nothing the user can do to protect themselves from such attacks. However, you can see the signs and try to do prevention.

Until now there is no definite way to check whether a device is affected by spyware. But, according to experts, there are certain signs that can help distinguish someone's WhatsApp being manipulated unconsciously by a third party.

Cellular security expert for maker of antivirus software Symantec, Domingo Guerra said, one way to recognize signs of WhatsApp being attacked by spyware is to try and see changes on your mobile device.

Another sign, which is the use of an unusual battery can also be an indication that someone's cellphone is infected with spyware. Because it might send and receive a lot of data, there might be signs that the device was compromised.

How to avoid spying attacks, among others, by updating WhatsApp to the latest version and updating the mobile operating system. This step is important if you believe the device might be affected.

WhatsApp has previously announced if it has found this vulnerability and immediately corrects the problem. But the company has not said how much of the 1.5 billion application users are thought to be affected by spyware. (TPS.IN/ENG/*)

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