Do you have WhatsApp on your gadget, mates? If so, you have to know about the news. What’s happened? Well, Telegram founder Pavel Durov suggested that users should uninstall WhatsApp instant messaging applications. Wow, what’s the reason, Durov? Without any further ado, let’s talk about it now.
Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram suggest everybody to uninstall WhatsApp because he considers WhatsApp has failed to protect users privacy. The application is often attacked by malicious applications (malware) such as Trojans. It is used to spy on the user’s mobile contents.
“You should delete WhatsApp from your smartphone unless you don’t mind when the photos and messages you send are exposed to the public someday,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel which has 335,000 followers.
“WhatsApp has not only failed to protect messages written on your WhatsApp, but it has also been frequently infiltrated by trojans to spy on photos and non-WhatsApp messages,” he continued, as quoted by the Times of India.
Previously, WhatsApp was also haunted by the terror of Pegasus malware made by Israeli company. This malware can spy all activities that occur on the victim’s smartphone, including reading messages, tapping phone calls and video calls, and much more.
Several weeks ago, WhatsApp ask its users to update their applications. This statement was made after a malicious application was found that again broke into the instant messaging service. Facebook also made a statement that WhatsApp can indeed be hacked using MP4 video files.
Malware found by a user in India is spread via MP4 video files. If the victim opens the file, then the hacker can access the message on the victim’s smartphone. Facebook said it would fix the problem this week. But the company warns that this danger still attack users with older versions of WhatsApp.
Furthermore, Telegram has 200 million active monthly users. While WhatsApp has 1.6 billion active monthly users, as quoted by Forbes. The fact is, Telegram’s users are still less than WhatsApp. That’s why cracker or hacker is going to attack WhatsApp instead of Telegram. Agree or not, mates?
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