New Delhi: Trusting your friends is good but trusting a viral link sent by your friends may be rather risky.
As per a report published in The Sun, clicking on the links circulated on instant messaging app carriers grave risks of making one vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The report says that hackers use tricks like viral links to breach WhatsApp’s security and access personal data.
Foe example, WhatsApp’s update on video calls was used by as an opportunity to breach user security. Scammers are sending out invite links asking user to download group video calling feature on the phones and access user’s personal data.
The link reads, “You’re invited to try WhatsApp Video Calling feature. Only people with the invitation can enable this feature.” Once the user clicks on the link and it asks to invite more friends for video-calling to activate on the device.