It is time to update your WhatsApp applications as a security researcher spotted a loophole in Facebook-owned app Whatsapp that allows hackers to give special access to your device allowing them to steal all data just by a whatsapp malicious GIF file.
There are various ways to identify if you have been infected by this latest WhatsApp malicious gif virus is that you will have the following things;
- Your memory will be corrupt.
- Apps will start crashing.
How can you get infected with Whatsapp Malicious GIF Virus?
If a hacker sends it a Malicious GIF to your WhatsApp, and you open it, it will create a path for a hacker to get into your smartphone and steal whatever they wish to.
Only Android users are at the risk because of Whatsapp Malicious GIF virus
Fortunately, iOS users are safe from this virus, but unfortunately, Android users are more likely to get affected by this virus. This virus was spotted in WhatsApp version 2.19.230, which is patched in WhatsApp version 2.19.244. If you haven’t updated your app, you’re on the brink of getting hacked.
If your running Android 8.0 or below, you’re more likely to get affected by it. Users who are affected by this have told Digital Phablet that they have seen their app getting crashed upon opening and the next minute all of their data and important information is being compromised.
This is not the first time Whatsapp is negatively impacted by a strange virus, previous a Whatsapp Miscall virus also impacted the users the same way, creating a route for hackers to gain such important and confidential information out of their smartphones.
Have you impacted by any of these strange viruses on your Whatsapp? Let us know in the comment box below, so we can also forward your query to Whatsapp management.