A lot of talking lately WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging application as used. But watch what you say, for everything is not true.
The popularity of this famous application, if anything more is being produced since its purchase by Facebook, something It is true and that is giving rise to all sorts of speculation, and to further increase these conjectures, day one week ago on Saturday 22 is dropped a few hours, most connection failure, triggering a show of hoaxes (HOAX).
They began to spread certain messages (they are fake ) which have been challenged since blog oficial de WhatsApp, where they have stated that they feel flattered that they pay much attention but prefer “work on cool new features instead of debunking silly stories how are you”.
Hoaxes that circulate in these chain letters are of this type:
“Hello, soy Mark Zuck Erber (sic), director of Facebook and now WhatsApp, This message is to inform our users that we have only 530 accounts available to new phones, and that our servers have recently been really congested, so we are asking for your help to solve this problem. We need our active users to forward this message […] If you do not send this message to all your contacts to WhatsApp, Your account will remain inactive with the consequence of losing all your contacts“.
If you receive a message like this or similiar, NOT REENVIES.
In this case, This canard spread it aims to generate alarm among users, but careful because there are other scams that prompt reply and may incur subscription payment service, as we discussed in this blog entry The hoaxes (hoax) An Internet.
Other hoaxes spread a while ago was the belief that using a yellow image that was transmitted by WhatsApp as profile picture (supposedly intent on protest) could serve as an element for transmitting a virus.
A Brasil, above all, even be extended to more countries consisting deception circulating in an email stating that the desktop version of WhatsApp is now available and includes a site that boasts direct program download, but actually leads to a malicious site that performs data theft. It is important to remember, that even though it has been a very requested feature WhatsApp has no PC version.
Technological Research Brigade of the National Police, in its Facebook page, regularly reporting is usually when it detects any of these scams, frauds and hoaxes that are transmitted electronically.
Analysts estimate Whatsapp exceed 900 million users this year, clear with this large number of users over all the fame and popularity surrounding this application, the “malicious boffins” (Cybercriminals) take the opportunity to spread scams and deception for profit.
Possibly after the purchase by Facebook WhatsApp, developments and changes will arise in the implementation, but the truth is that these developments and changes will always be gazetted by the company in his website.
“Falsehood has wings and fly, and the truth is crawling, so when people realize the deception it's too late”
(Miguel de Cervantes)