Even Germany has suggested that users start using another messaging app because of all the flaws WhatsApp has.
There is no doubt that WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app but with fame comes trouble. WhatsApp has mpre than 500 million users worldwide and that makes it the perfect target for cyber criminals. WhatsApp has so many vulnerabilities that it makes it the number one attraction for the theft of personal information and the distribution of malware.
Ever since WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook, its security flaws have only risen and even though Facebook has fixed some of them, the encryption is still easy to break. WhatsApp does not encrypt its communications making access to the phones address book and the messages you have on your phone an easy task.
WhatsApp also lacks an Antivirus and there are also vulnerabilities in its geo location because when we share our position, the data is downloaded through an insecure channel that does not use SSL. Because of this lack of security, any user can anonymously use the app to upload any type of file regardless of its size to its servers.
Experts in security were not even able to find any type of declaration over the apps policy on the protection its gives to the info it handles. Germany has even recommended that people stop using WhatsApp because of all the security flaws it has and it is a piece of advice that I will be taking.