Tag: WhatsApp

Here’s how you can read deleted WhatsApp messages

Now you can recover deleted WhatsApp messages, meaning your faux pas are not wiped permanently. There are a few ways to get hold of them. The feature to remove messages in both individual and group chats is available across Android, iOS and Windows phones. A note that...

According to a cybersecurity firm, WhatsApp flaws allow hackers to alter messages

Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies has identified flaws in the popular messaging app WhatsApp that could allow hackers to manipulate messages in both public and private conversations. This raises the prospect of misinformation being spread by what appears to be trusted sources. The company...

New WhatsApp feature for iPhone

WhatsApp is a popular messaging tool with millions of iPhone and Android users. The app for iPhone could soon overtake Android with its latest feature. It has been over a decade since WhatsApp was launched and it has grown in popularity. The reason for it's popularity is...

25 million users hit with virus that hides in WhatsApp and install malicious apps on your Android phone

A new malware, dubbed "Agent Smith" has been affecting 25 million Android users. Named after the iconic villain from The Matrix film, the malware replaces apps such as WhatsApp with fake ones that generate ad revenue for the owners of the program. Countries like UK, US...

Scam alert: Police warns public not to give WhatsApp verification code to anyone

Singapore – The Singapore Police Force (SPF) released a new crime advisory of a scam involving the hacking of WhatsApp accounts. On July 9 (Tuesday), the SPF posted a crime advisory on their Facebook page captioned, “Resurgence of scams involving takeover of WhatsApp accounts.” According to...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Twitter suffer outages

Users of Facebook faced issues loading images, videos and data across its apps today with people unable to load photos in the Facebook News Feed, view stories on Instagram or send messages in WhatsApp. The outage was due to an error triggered during a routine...

Police issue warning as scammers now enter WhatsApp chat groups with stolen verification codes

Singapore—The country’s police force issued a crime advisory as scammers have devised a new system for taking over WhatsApp accounts through a ruse used in group chats. This new variation of scamming, the Police said on their website and Facebook account on Wednesday, May 29,...

WhatsApp hack latest breach of personal data security

The hacking of WhatsApp -- in which spyware was sneaked into phones, compromising personal data -- is one of the most spectacular of a series of such attacks in recent years. The instant messaging service used by 1.5 billion people worldwide said Tuesday a security...

Police: At least 90 WhatsApp accounts taken over by scammers since January

Singapore—The Police issued an advisory on Thursday, April 4, saying that there has been an uptick in scams involving the takeover of accounts of the popular messaging application WhatsApp. Since the beginning of the year, at least 90 reports have been filed with the...

Egyptians can now report fake news on dedicated WhatsApp hotline

In the battle against 'fake news', Egypt now has a WhatsApp hotline where people can report such news. Could this be the easiest and most efficient solution to report fake news, while many other countries are amending laws for that matter? The Egyptian hotline was launched...