The most successful cross-platform instant messaging app, WhatsApp, allows you to exchange messages with some other user without having to pay. With more than 1 billion downloads, the app offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling all over the world. However, recent bugs and a few from the past have led the company to be in a tough row to hoe after all of them.
I’m receiving on Discord/Twitter some messages/mentions about a critical bug on WhatsApp: blocked contacts can send you messages.
The first time I thought they were wrong, instead..
Unblocking and blocking the contact should help to fix.
Let me know under this tweet! pic.twitter.com/sZvLeQsqHO
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 23, 2018
With recent updates, as pointed out by an infamous tipster WaBetaInfo on Twitter, WhatsApp has been facing backlash due to a vulnerability that allows users to send messages to blocked contacts. This bug enables blocked users to not only send messages on certain occasions but also access and read statuses. We report this news via FinancialExpress.com, who, in their testing discovered that the bug is not existent with each and every device or WhatsApp installation. You can read more about that here. To quote them:
“checked from WhatsApp on iOS to WhatsApp on iOS, and the bug did not show up. We even tested out by sending messages from WhatsApp on Android to WhatsApp on Android, still the bug did not show up. Even WhatsApp on iOS to WhatsApp on Android and vice-versa, still a blocked user remained blocked on the latest version of the app on both Android on iOS.”
Nonetheless, Twitter says otherwise, several users have reported the existence and occurrence of this bug.
— SHWETA KAPOOR (@india_shweta) May 23, 2018
Does WhatsApp have a problem?
How will someone I blocked still be sending me messages?
— Tobi Ojenike (@tobiojenike) May 23, 2018
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