Have you ever thought about losing your Whatsapp account permanently? A simple system failure allows the attacker to take users down even from a distance and without any contact with the victim. The information is from Tech Tudo.
For this to happen, the hacker simply needs to have the user’s mobile number and inform the application that the account has been stolen. After carrying out some processes, he is able, in a digital way, to have the account deleted.
The vulnerability was reported last Saturday (10), by cybersecurity researchers Luis Márquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Pereña. For them, the first serious vulnerability of the app is the possibility to log in with any phone number, even if the user is not the owner of the line.
Because of these and other security breaches, a person may not be able to re-establish their account after it has been stolen. Even with another device, the phone number would not work in the application and it would be necessary to create a new account, this time with a different number.
Despite the note, the app did not disclose whether it intends to make changes to remedy the security breach.