One of the things that the developers of WhatsApp pride themselves with is the high-level user security that their chatting app offers. Millions of people from all over the world choose to use WhatsApp instead of any other app because they feel sale communicating via WhatsApp. However, this doesn’t mean that WhatsApp is fully secure and that there is no way for hackers or “bad actors” to access the data that people share via WhatsApp.
WhatsApp has been making headlines during this past couple of days, but not for a good reason. It has been discovered that there is a hack which makes it possible for malicious hackers to access WhatsApp data but on the bright side of things, the developers of WhatsApp have created a software fix for this bug as soon as they found out about it.
New WhatsApp 2.19.144 Beta Update
WhatsApp fans who are enrolled in the beta program should make sure to keep their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-Fi network because a new update which sports the 2.19.144 version number is going to pop up in their notifications panel any moment now. This is an important update and all WhatsApp users should download it as soon as possible because it comes with an important security fix.
As previously noted, WhatsApp’s developers pride themselves with the user security that the chatting app offers. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the latest update for WhatsApp which sports the 2.19.144 beta version number introduces an important fix for the bug that made it possible for hackers to access WhatsApp data.
The security fix is called “CVE-2019-3568” and it takes care of WhatsApp’s security flaws. We should note that the new update also comes with a bunch of other bug fixes that take care of minor issues.
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