Watch you don't get hacked by WhatsApp Plus

22 January 2015

whatsapp Have you been using an app called WhatsApp Plus? Well, stop that at once! You see, WhatsApp have banned some users from using the app for 24 hours because it is a third party application and it violates the 'terms of service'.

WhatsApp have asked their users to uninstall WhatsApp+ and install the authorised version of WhatsApp from official website or Google Play if they want to resume normal service. This other app isn't related to WhatsApp, which means it has code that isn't supported by the company and, worse still, if you get hacked and your details and photos leak, they won't be taking any responsibility for it.

So if you've been sending photos of your junk to people through this third party app, you're asking for trouble.

WhatsApp are treating the Plus app as malware and, in their FAQ section, they've said: "WhatsApp Plus is an application that was not developed by WhatsApp, nor is it authorised by WhatsApp. The developers of WhatsApp Plus have no relationship to WhatsApp, and we do not support WhatsApp Plus. Please be aware that WhatsApp Plus contains source code which WhatsApp cannot guarantee as safe and that your private information is potentially being passed to 3rd parties without your knowledge or authorization."

In short - stop using it, alright? Good.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Scams


  • Sawyer
    Third party does not necessarily mean 'malicious', and I don't see any particular reason to be alarmed by this. Whatsapp routinely ban users using third party clients. Yes, you have no idea what the app developers are doing with your data, but I'm not sure Whatsapp themselves are any more trustworthy.
  • Spencer
    So whatsapp are concerned about what happens to your data? This is the same whatsapp that is owned by facebook? I'd guess that's why they want you using the official version. By using whatsapp+ they cant get to/farm your data.

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