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Your WhatsApp account can be suspended by anyone who has your phone number

Researchers reveal gaping hole in the popular chat app’s security

If you’re a frequent user of WhatsApp, you may want to keep an eye on a disturbing hole discovered in its security this weekend. It’s possible for an attacker to completely suspend your WhatsApp account, without any recourse for the individual user, and all they need is your phone number. At the time of writing there’s no solution for this issue.

This newly-discovered flaw uses two separate vectors. The attacker installs WhatsApp on a new device and enters your number to activate the chat service.

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Your WhatsApp account can be suspended by anyone who has your phone number was written by the awesome team at Android Police.