The head of WhatsApp issued a warning to all Android users

In his tweet, Will Cathcart said that the company’s security research team has found some fake apps that claim to offer a service similar to WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp has issued a stern warning to Android users asking them to beware of fake versions of the instant messaging app.

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart has issued this warning through a tweet thread. In this, he said that users who are using any modified version of the app, they can get into big trouble.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging mobile applications, with nearly two billion (200 million) active users.

It is a popular platform for scammers, where they lure users through various techniques.

In his tweet, Will Cathcart said that the company’s security research team has found some fake apps that claim to offer a service similar to WhatsApp.

“Recently our security team found hidden malware in several apps from a developer named “HeyMods” outside of Google Play, including “Hey WhatsApp” and other [apps],” he tweeted.

Cathcart added, “These apps promised new features, but [they] were just a scam to steal personal information stored on people’s phones. We’ve shared this information with Google and we’ve been working on how to deal with these apps.” Worked with him.”

Fake versions of WhatsApp are not available on the Google Play store, but users are tempted to download these apps from unofficial sources.

The WhatsApp head tweeted, “Google Play Protect on Android can now detect and [disable] pre-downloaded fake versions of WhatsApp. We support Google’s efforts to stop the spread of fake apps on Android devices.” Appreciate the help.”

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