WhatsApp users instead of shutting down the delivery report is signed for paid SMS-services




The company ESET has detected a wave of Internet fraud with mobile applications: users WhatsApp messenger offer disable indicator read messages. Leaving his room attackers, the user does not get rid of ticks, but subscribes to the costly SMS-service.


New feature – an indicator reading messages – appeared in WhatsApp in November . A gray check mark indicates that the message was received on the server messenger, double gray – on a mobile device, double blue – a chat window opened by the user. Not all users have approved innovation, but at the moment to get rid of it without jailbreaking impossible.

User dissatisfaction world’s most popular instant messenger used the crooks. They spread in Facebook, Twitter and other social networking posts offer to disable the indicator reading. To do this, go to the short link and follow the instructions.

One of the links found experts ESET, redirects users to a web page with a form to enter the mobile phone number. Leaving his room attackers, the user does not get rid of the indicator in WhatsApp, but subscribe to expensive SMS-services. These links can also lead to phishing sites and sites with malicious software.

Experts recommend ignore such posts in social networks and recheck the information about the new features popular software products by official sources.

Further strengthen the protection profiles on Facebook and Twitter allow module ESET Social Media Scanner, which is part of anti-virus products ESET NOD32. The app scans the content of the profile, detects malicious links in emails or comments to the status prevents the receipt of unwanted content.

See also:

Free tweak disables to WhatsApp to send a report on reading posts

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