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Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Ayebaeapretai(f): 1:45pm On Apr 09, 2018
Security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs, an American Internet security company, have discovered that a new fake WhatsApp application has been circulating around the internet that fraudulently collects users’ data and replaces it with malware.

Dubbed as “WhatsApp Plus”, the app disguises itself as the pro-variant of WhatsApp offering additional functionality and lots of handy new features like running four WhatsApp accounts, hide ‘typing message’ notification, hide double ticks and blue ‘read’ ticks, mentions a report by Malwarebytes Lab. However, the app instead steals personal information from the phone, including photos and phone numbers, and replaces it with malware.

Fortunately, while the app is not available on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, the APK file of the app is in circulation online via comments on blogs and forums targeting potential users who fall for it and download it on their smartphones. The illegal version of WhatsApp is said to be a variant of WhatsApp riskware Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB, which is a WhatsApp riskware that dates back to mid-2017.

When the APK is installed, the app displays a greeting message with a gold WhatsApp Plus logo in the center, a URL link and a permission ‘box’ to redirect to a download. It asks for permission to ‘agree and continue’, if accepted it redirects the user to a website with content written in Arabic and tells visitors to download ‘Watts Plus Plus WhatsApp’. Once installed, the app reportedly collects user information.

The researcher who published the findings states, “I am not certain exactly what this does, but from the sandbox reports it looks like it has the potential to steal information, photos, phone numbers etc from your mobile phone.” In other words, the app can get access to a user’s personal info and upload it to their own server.

If you have unknowingly downloaded the fake version of WhatsApp, it is advisable to uninstall the app immediately. To avoid such a situation, it is always advisable to refrain from installing any non-verified apps and games and download them only from the official Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

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Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by mesignapk: 9:41am On Apr 10, 2018
Really GBWhatsApp steals personal data?? Then Why Everyone is getting mad behind GbWhatsApp. It is just because of people dont research about any thing. They just get mad. What you think Is FMwhatsApp also does the same? Here is link: https://signapk.com/download-fmwhatsapp-apk/
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by MarkWayne89: 10:22am On Apr 10, 2018
Thank you for info!

Also, if you guys need to check your phone for viruses or unwanted apps, here's a short guide on how to detect and remove them: https://www.unlockunit.com/blog/how-to-tell-if-your-phone-has-a-virus
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Ayebaeapretai(f): 10:40am On Apr 10, 2018
mesignapk:
Really GBWhatsApp steals personal data?? Then Why Everyone is getting mad behind GbWhatsApp. It is just because of people dont research about any thing. They just get mad. What you think Is FMwhatsApp also does the same? Here is link: https://signapk.com/download-fmwhatsapp-apk/
alot of folks dont are already apprehensive about this, plus the facebook incidents too.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by moderncombat5: 4:51am On Feb 18, 2019
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Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Blastedholligan: 5:32am On Feb 18, 2019
mesignapk:
Really GBWhatsApp steals personal data?? Then Why Everyone is getting mad behind GbWhatsApp. It is just because of people dont research about any thing. They just get mad. What you think Is FMwhatsApp also does the same? Here is link: https://signapk.com/download-fmwhatsapp-apk/
they said whatsapp plus not GB whatsapp
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Blastedholligan: 5:34am On Feb 18, 2019
Nice info. I think device should have a way of screening apps that are installed, we Nigerians can go gaga fir anything and since TECNO has the largest market share in Nigeria, they should imbibe this into any of there devices.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Aceed: 10:59am On Feb 18, 2019
if I read well it's the app that is installed after installing whatsapp plus that's the problem not whatsapp plus itself

And whatsapp plus I have didn't show a gold logo when installing sha
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by floraolivia(f): 5:25am On Feb 25, 2020
I'm also using this modded version of this application on my device for the last 3 years and I do not face any problem yet.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by kaushal1992: 1:16pm On Jun 07, 2020
Thansk For This information Sir I Really appreciate
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by lilmonarch(m): 1:21pm On Jun 07, 2020
floraolivia:
I'm also using this modded version of this application on my device for the last 3 years and I do not face any problem yet.
they have your nude pictures on their server grin grin
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by apkwitch: 2:33pm On Jun 11, 2020
Whatsapp Plus is Modified Whatsapp Version,I am using it for many years & I Don't think it steal your data. Is is one of the best app. Look below extra features of Whatsapp Plus:

Change the colors of the interface or the size of the fonts to your own liking.
Send large audio and video files.
Download or send photos with their original quality.
Quick sharing functions.
Partial copy and paste: select part of the text you want to copy and paste and send it to your contacts.
Hide your profile picture.
Check connection times and statuses from the chat screen.
Install different themes.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Idiotmod: 7:31pm On Jun 12, 2020
Wetin no dey steal data

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Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Jollypatel: 9:03am On Jun 16, 2020
WhatsApp Plus APK is a very helpful application for the android user for smart conversation. Because it gives lots of the amazing feature that is not available in the official application.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by DesignAssasin(m): 11:44am On Jun 16, 2020
@Op, thanks for the info though.

But what about some online loan app that also collects your info like BVN number and some other vital info about you and yet your application would still be denied.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by modextus(m): 12:51pm On Jun 16, 2020
Idiotmod:
Wetin no dey steal data
They don't know.. grin
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by viviannash: 3:15am On Jul 22, 2020
The best solution is that you should download whatsapp plus in a reputable place to avoid bad cases!
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by jacksonparlo: 1:10pm On Jul 22, 2020
you can use whatsapp plus apk if you are downloading it from the trusted website. Apart from this there are lot's of many Whatsapp version such as jt whatsapp apk and gtwhatsapp that also gives you same feature as Whatsapp plus apk.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by botafoga87: 8:49am On Oct 19, 2020
Whatsapp plus is a malicious app if you want to get any latest update about whatsapp plus you can visit botafoga and subscribe any channel to get update
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by floraolivia(f): 5:35am On Mar 27, 2021
Download the latest version of this app from [URL="https://appsgag.com/en/whatsapp-plus/details"]AppsGag[/URL]. It is an anti-ban app...
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by lukashik(m): 12:33pm On Apr 03, 2021
Of course, Whatsapp plus appeared first among the mods, but it already lags behind the same GBWhatsapp in terms of features and functionality. Now all mods are starting to compete with each other, because Whatsapp is no longer a competitor to them. Millions of people choose GBWhatsapp today and I support them. After trying 4 mods, I came to the conclusion that GBWhatsapp is the best. I downloaded the latest version of GBWhatsapp from here https://pipsli.net/en/181-gbwhatsapp.html. This is my personal opinion.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by garyjohnson1: 1:23pm On Jun 16, 2021
WhatsApp Plus is just a modified version of WhatsApp as like other mods of WhatsApp and I don't think so there any issue with using WhatsApp Plus.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by Viralminati(m): 4:18pm On Apr 13
I have been using Whatsapp Mod for last three years. Now i reliased it is actually stealing user's data and privacy. If you wanna check my thoughts on this visit https://viralminati.com/
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by dusting79: 12:28pm On May 18
garyjohnson1:
WhatsApp Plus is just a modified version of WhatsApp as like other mods of WhatsApp and I don't think so there any issue with using WhatsApp Plus.
Thank you so much for sharing this info about this app.
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by donbenie(m): 12:41pm On May 18
Blastedholligan:
they said whatsapp plus not GB whatsapp
And you think GB WhatsApp is any better?
If they said one,they said all..cheesy
Re: Beware Of Whatsapp Plus”, A Fake Malicious App That Steals Personal Data by donbenie(m): 12:44pm On May 18
botafoga87:
Whatsapp plus is a malicious app if you want to get any latest update about whatsapp plus you can visit botafoga and subscribe any channel to get update
It's a malicious app and yet you are still providing links for its download?

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