Whatsapp Click-to-Chat: hundreds of thousands of phone numbers via Google visible

An IT security expert, warns of the Whatsapp "Click-to-Chat"function. Because the stored phone numbers could be on the Google search to find, as the specializ

Whatsapp Click-to-Chat: hundreds of thousands of phone numbers via Google visible

An IT security expert, warns of the Whatsapp "Click-to-Chat"function. Because the stored phone numbers could be on the Google search to find, as the specialized portal "threat post" reported, citing safety experts Athul Jayaram. Accordingly, about 300,000 phone numbers were taken by the Google Crawler indexed it. Since the numbers are confirmed in this Form, when available, is at risk to the privacy of the users.

by Using the "Click-to-Chat"function is provided on web pages is a Link to the user contact with the operator can take. The phone number for the Chat is not needed. But then it is part of a "wa.me"address. Jayaram, the numbers were thus in clear text "leaked".

Many small enterprises, for which the function is intended, it would hardly be a Problem. A spokesman from WhatsApp, according to a Click-to-Chat as "is" exactly. So, it is not a Bug but a Feature, is it. The user would choose to do so consciously for the purpose of indexing. According to the report, but this was not apparently aware of. A user explained anyway: "no, I wanted to make my number not at all open to the public."

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Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 19:27

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