Even though WhatsApp has a massive user base of more than one billion monthly active users, this doesn’t necessarily mean that WhatsApp offers the safest online chatting experience. The massive user base of WhatsApp also puts a big target on its back and this is why hackers are always looking for new ways to breach the app’s security and unfortunately, this is exactly what happened last week.
Multiple reports are showing that WhatsApp’s security was breached for a short period of time and that “bad actors” could access the private data of users on WhatsApp. On the bright side of things, the developers of WhatsApp didn’t waste any time and they quickly patched the security issue, thus enhancing the overall user privacy of the app.
If you love using WhatsApp in order to communicate with your friends and family members, then you should make sure to download the latest 2.19.145 beta update right now. The update is being rolled out via OTA (over the air) channels and this means that it will pop up in the notifications panel of all WhatsApp users who are keeping their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
As previously noted, the developers of WhatsApp didn’t waste any time and patched the security breach that made the app’s private data accessible to “bad actors”. Therefore, the new 2.19.145 beta update for WhatsApp takes care of the app’s security issues.
Bug Fixes and Improvements
The last thing that we want to mention about WhatsApp’s latest update is that it doesn’t only come with a security fix, it also introduces a handful of bug fixes and software tweaks. These bug fixes are removing various issues which sometimes caused WhatsApp to lag, thus improving its overall software stability.
Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.