If you also use this feature of WhatsApp, then hackers can also target your account.
If you use WhatsApp then you need to be careful because a big bug has come up in this instant messaging app. With the help of this bug, hackers can suspend your account and also delete it. For this, neither the hackers will need the phone number nor anything else.
The bug has been detected by security researchers Luis Márquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Pereña. With the help of this bug, hackers can suspend accounts in which two-factor authentication is on. Researchers said that the account can be done by taking advantage of two weaknesses of WhatsApp.
This is how hackers are executing their work
With the help of WhatsApp’s first weakness, hackers can install WhatsApp in their phones with the help of your mobile number. But due to not getting the 6-digit code, the hacker will not get access to your account.
WhatsApp only sends a limited number of codes. In such a situation, WhatsApp will be blocked for 12 hours on repeated attempts, which means that both the user and the hacker will not be able to login to this account.
Account suspension is done through email
After doing this, hackers create a new e-mail address and send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to deactivate the number by stating that the phone is stolen or lost. According to the Forbes report, the email sent contains your number and the company has no way to verify the user’s email or know about it. In this case, the hackers take advantage of this and after sending the mail, the automated process is triggered and the account is deactivated without the user’s knowledge.
Do not know why hackers are doing this work
After sending the mail by the hackers, the users of the company probably get a message that their account has been closed because their number is not registered with WhatsApp. However, till now it has not been confirmed that why the hackers are suspending the account of the users. In such a situation, two-step verification can prove to be very dangerous for the people.
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