Users using cloned WhatsApp version GB Whatsapp have been warned by cyber security company ESET. With the help of such apps, their chats, audio and video calls are being spied on.
In the messaging platform WhatsApp, users get many features, which make the chatting and messaging experience better, but in the greed of more features, many users use cloned or third-party WhatsApp versions.However, using these cloned apps means compromising your privacy.In the new report, a case of recording audio and video of users with the help of cloned WhatsApp version has come to the fore.
Cyber-security company ESET has said in its report that third-party, cloned and unofficial versions of WhatsApp are using spyware.With the help of a popular but cloned third-party WhatsApp version named ‘GB Whatsapp’, not only users’ chats but also their voice and video calls are being spied on.Users have been advised to stop using this app immediately.
These apps come with malware and threats
Cloned, third-party apps can spy in many ways and are also capable of recording audio and video.According to the report, “Clone apps are not available on the Google Play Store, which is why they do not have to go through any kind of security checks. Cloned apps listed on different third-party websites and stores contain various types of malware.” and it is not possible to escape from them.”
Create cloned apps by tampering with the original app
In cloned apps, users get some such features, which are not available in the official app.For example, GB Whatsapp users can read a message even after it has been deleted.Apart from this, there is also an option to see the status of the user without knowing it.Such features are modified and tampered with in the code of the official app.This is the reason why using cloned apps is not safe.
WhatsApp can ban your account
WhatsApp has clarified on its support page that action can be taken against users using such cloned apps.If you are using a version other than the official app, then the account may be subject to a permanent ban.Keep in mind that you install the official WhatsApp version from Google Play Store or Apps App Store and keep it updated to the latest version.