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Latest WhatsApp security vulnerability easily avoided

WhatsApp users with an Android device are being warned that they should read an apps permissions before installing because there is a risk that a stranger could gain access to your WhatsApp chat history, and we all know the sort of things people write to each other using the application.

The latest WhatsApp security vulnerability sees third-party Android app developers tricking users into granting access to their message database. This is because all messages are backed up on an SD card and these other apps can gain access to the memory card seeing as though you gave them permission to do so.

With this permission the developer can upload the messages to their personal Web server, which is very worrying indeed. Most of what people write on WhatsApp is innocent, but these conversations are still private.

There is also the issue of fraud because some people choose to share personal details using WhatsApp, something that might make you think twice about now.

A technical consultant has taken an in-depth look into this issue, and he cannot stress enough how important it is to read the apps permission before installing it onto your Android device.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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In other words, dont use whatsapp… and its not gonna be safer, because Facebook has bought it, so as we all know how Facebook cant or wont handle your privacy…

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