NEW DELHI: Recently, a news surfaced online suggesting that a Telugu text bomb was crashing the iMessage app on iPhones. Now, a similar kind of text bomb is spotted on WhatsApp is crashing the Android devices. A forwarded message is doing the rounds of WhatsApp which claims to hang the app for sometime. The message... read full story
"If you touch the black point then your WhatsApp will hang."
Photo: Whatsapp mobile app for phone communication.
WhatsApp Messenger (WAM) is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other images, video and audio media messages.
WhatsApp Messenger is available for iOS,BlackBerry OS,Android,Symbian and Windows Phone only. WhatsApp synchronizes with the phone's contact's book, so users do not need to add contacts in a separate book. Underlying communication is done using the open standard XMPP..
In May 2011 there was a security hole reported in WhatsApp which left user accounts open for hijacking. According to some sources, it is believed that this hack was performed, and later fixed by helping WhatsApp reproduce it on Android and Symbian, by Liroy van Hoewijk, CEO of CoreISP.net.
Since May 2011 it has been reported that communications made by WhatsApp are not encrypted, and data is sent and received in plaintext, meaning messages can easily be read if packet traces are available. In May of 2012 security researchers noted that new updates of WhatsApp no longer sent messages as plaintext.read more ...