Thousands Whatsapp groups accessible to Unauthorized persons

Unauthorized persons may gain easier access to Whatsapp groups than many people think. Thousands of group chats are easy to reach via Microsoft's search engine

Thousands Whatsapp groups accessible to Unauthorized persons

Unauthorized persons may gain easier access to Whatsapp groups than many people think. Thousands of group chats are easy to reach via Microsoft's search engine Bing to. Whatsapp groups are also used by many school classes, Clubs, and companies – despite the various privacy concerns.

The Links that are recognized by the search engine, are those invitation links can be used to send members of a group, if you want to bring new people into their group. Actually, the idea behind the invitation link, that everyone who knows him, obtains access to the group. These additions are open in the network, is likely to be the least of all the Whatsapp users. Group members as admins advanced rights, you must be on the visitor's attention to throw him out of the group.

Bing recorded obviously, many of these Links as regular search results. A short entry in Bing's search mask enough to be able to join groups. Because all of the invitation on the left contain a specific URL. Anyone looking for all of the Sub-pages of this URL on Bing, receives hundreds of thousands of hits.

It is not an error

bystanders can join easily an Arabic-speaking group, to whose members they have no contact. A search for "Germany" was the first hit of a group whose description consists only of the words "Heil Hitler". Jordan Wildon, Journalist of the Deutsche Welle, found on Google days ago a group called "child porn", and the other used the eyes glow with the exchange of child pornography.

users remains currently the only to withdraw your invitation links so that they work on the lists. Several of the tested hits are on this way already "dead" Links.

Actually, the invitation links in the network should be found. On the weekend Wildon had made known that the groups on Google to find and enter can. the Whatsapp not provided, then a technical conversion, to ensure that the groups on Google were found. On Bing, you have to find to.

Obviously, these kind of groups was to be found by search engine, from Facebook-the group wanted. Whatsapp is one of Facebook . As a Hacker Facebook this – in his opinion dangerous – made Situation closely, said to him, Facebook is only: It was not an error, but a "conscious decision".

Created: 26.02.2020, 17:41 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 06:06

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