WhatsApp users should be wary of malicious scams. Criminals use the Alternative Messenger app to guide users to the web. Here we will tell you how we can protect you and your smartphone.
WhatsApp users are again being targeted by fraudsters. With a new scam, they want to get all the Messenger users online who have long wanted a new look for WhatsApp online. Because the use of “WhatsApp Pink” will confirm it Messenger glows pink. But once the application is installed, damage occurs.
Security experts say the links are primarily sent to users via WhatsApp. The new design is then advertised in them. If a user clicks the link and installs APK file After that, the malware lands on the smartphone. In many cases, fraudsters demand a ransom from WhatsApp users for encrypting and activating data such as photos or videos.
The account is also at risk. This is because your WhatsApp sends links to malicious software to other users.
WhatsApp: How to protect yourself from fraud
The first step in security is very important: Never click questionable links on WhatsApp. Even if these come from friends. Malicious programs often hide themselves and broadcasters do not even notice malicious news. If in doubt, ask your contact if the link is genuine and what is hidden behind it.
If you are still in doubt, a quick Google search for the promised content behind the link is often enough to expose fraudsters.
If the damage has already been done and WhatsApp Pink is installed on your smartphone, remove the app immediately. Then disconnect your device From all WhatsApp web links, For example with your computer. Then clear the cache Browser and read on your smartphone Show application access rights in the menu. If you find weird apps here or WhatsApp Pink, block access.