Whatsapp for web compromised
WhatsApp appears to be indexing private phone numbers on public search. The numbers are being indexed as a result of WhatsApp for Web URLs getting scrolled on open search on Google. What this means is that if you have been using WhatsApp on your PC web browser, your contact may get scrolled on public Google search. Potentially, this can put you at risk of attracting spammers, or even cyber criminals looking to get access to chat accounts of individuals.
Per cyber security researchers practically any number can potentially be revealed on public domain as a result. a large number of WhatsApp for Web URLs have indeed been indexed in public domain on Google, therefore giving any user access to their contact.
Best to not use whatsapp for web. more
Unnecessary panic. Reminds me of panic when Aadhar and PAN Card were introduced. USA has stronger privacy laws. Are they bothered about WhatsApp? Fact is $19 billion were spent on acquiring WhatsApp. Why should the buyers not make some money out of it? Why should we expect everything free without any cost? Don't use WhatsApp if you are uncomfortable? more
We are too much obsessed with technology. IT has reached its saturation point with regard to micronisation, and it is moving towards miniaturisation, the two stages of developments predicted in the 1990. So to keep the trend on the run, IT giants are creating new facilities to woo the people. We must stick to an "appropriate" technology. On the other hand WhatsApp cannot be made mandatory and has no legal sanction as per the IT Act of India. In its place we would use email which is becoming more secure and has also legality. Switch over to email why make Face Book still richer? more
No online platform will ensure privacy of the data in them. It is a myth. Why the skeptics do not go in for the good old postal system? more
It is falls propaganda, I searched my number which is 10 odd years old, No where it appear in whatsapp link. Pl stop wrong information. more