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Beware of Fake 'WhatsApp Web' Spreading Banking Trojan


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 10:33 PM

 

Cybercriminals are known to take advantage of everything that captures public attention in order to spread malware, and the recently launched web client of the most popular WhatsApp messaging application seems to be their next target.
 
Last month, the messaging giant WhatsApp, with 700 million users worldwide, finally launched its web client to the public. The feature is called "WhatsApp Web," which gives its users the ability to read and send messages directly from their web browsers.
 
FAKE WHATSAPP WEB SPREADING BANKING TROJANS
However, malicious hackers have taken the advantage of the latest WhatsApp Web and have started fooling users all over the world with fake downloads masquerading as a desktop variant of the WhatsApp mobile application.
 
Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs have spotted a seemingly genuine WhatsApp Web for Windows in spam campaign available for fake download that actually spreads financial malware Trojans to the systems worldwide.
Beware of Fake 'WhatsApp Web' Spreading Banking Trojan

 

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:26 PM

What a sad state of affairs anymore! The goal of the two creators of WhatsApp was protect, privacy, anomynity for the people...and no ads.

 

This is what you see if you want to use WhatsApp Web: http://blog.whatsapp.com/

 

Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device -- this means all of your messages still live on your phone.

To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply open https://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code --- scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work, and please make sure to install the latest version of WhatsApp on your phone. Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

We really hope you find web client useful in your everyday lives.

 

WhatsApp Web only works in Google Chrome. That's a really great clue IMO!

All of us just need to stay aware, focused on safety and live more life out of the "cloud" and social networks, that feels good!!

 

Thanks for the heads up NickAU!






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