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Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by NaijaTechGuy(m): 6:30am On Jan 15, 2019
@NaijaTechGuy

GB WhatsApp is the popular modified version of WhatsApp that many people tend to use these days because it offers more features than the Official WhatsApp application. You may be wondering why you should stop using GB Whatsapp in 2019 , well I’ll be explaining that in this post.



Let’s assume that close to where you live there are hungry wolves in the forest. Not that you’ve personally seen them when you’ve gone into the woods, but you’ve constantly heard them howl at night, and also heard stories of people being killed by them. There are safe paths, with some guards, that go through the woods.

The wolves rarely go through these paths, then there are those that are less sure and may have a lot of wolves. Which do you choose?

GBWhatsApp is not “safer” than the official product and that means there is risk. What type of risk?

There is no Privacy for one and as such you won’t find GB Whatsapp in the Google Play Store because it didn’t pass the security tests and also because it’s a clone app. I know we all love customization but how would you feel if you wake up one day and see that all your conversations have been posted somewhere online?

Also, if you use any other app for using Whatsapp other than the official app, there is a high chance that your security will be compromised. Whatsapp uses end to end encryption, i.e the sender and receiver can only read the messages because only they have the key. There have been unverified reports about the developers of the app adding malicious codes to the app and also there’s a high chance they’re gathering your data without you even knowing.

Now there are basic things the developers could have added to this –

1.A KeyLogger – so that everything you type will be stored in their server.
2.With banks starting to have transaction support on whatsapp they may keep track of your online transactions via your phone and they may copy those keystrokes of your data to clone your card.
3.Anything you send or receive will definitely not have end to end encryption like the original WhatsApp, and developer can receive the private data including image and videos.
4.They have access to read your SMS, they can receive the OTP as well.
5. Your memory card access is also there, so you definitely don’t have any privacy on that device at all




Also come to think of it , Just think about this –

Why does any developer put his/her continuous effort to develop an unofficial modified version of WhatsApp violating all of the copyright policies of the official application?

Why would anyone give you all those awesome looking features for free?


If he/she wanted to put his time and effort to build a separate new messaging platform like whatsapp with a lot of extra features and customization along with personalization options he/she easily could do that which of course eventually might have the potential to be one of the most downloaded and one of the most popular user friendly messaging applications in the world/

Nobody does something like that without any thing in mind so in this case, as no one knows the source code, there is a huge possibility that the privacy of users are being compromised every single moment. There is never something totally free without something behind it.

Immediately you install GB Whatsapp, you have already given the developer permission to access more or less each and every data of your smartphone, along with lot of sensitive information.

There is totally no assurance that the developer is not continuously spying on the daily activities you usually do with your smartphone. The day he decides to mess with the data he can easily do that because the users already gave him permission to,

I still agree that GB whatsapp still provides a lot of extra useful features but is it worth exchanging your entire online privacy and data including your contacts info, personal chats, messages, voice notes, gallery, camera, GPS locations, account information, call history just for the sake of using a single unofficial application.




Finally I need you to understand this

Whatsapp is not an open-source platform – This means that nobody can just simply copy and paste the code by making a few changes and launch it as a separate product. Such apps are cloned and might steal your information by adding some extra few extra lines of code.

You’ll soon get banned – Some of my friends have reported to me that their account has been banned by official Whatsapp for using some of these apps. WhatsApp is also going to try to implement ads on their platform this year as a way to generate revenue and the developers of these cloned apps may try to stop these ads from working on their own modded versions and the only way Whatsapp can successfully run their ad platform without any glitches might be banning these other cloned apps and its users.

Be it GBWhatsApp , YoWhatsApp , APCWhatsApp , PDPWhatsapp or any unofficial Whatsapp app stay away from it.

https://www.naijatechguy.com/2019/01/why-you-should-stop-using-gb-whatsapp.html

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by abdulazeez1002(m): 6:53am On Jan 15, 2019
Gb WhatsApp till I die

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by obojememe: 6:58am On Jan 15, 2019
never been interested from day 1...wetin i dey chat up and down

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Iruobean(m): 7:11am On Jan 15, 2019
shocked
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by nony43(m): 7:11am On Jan 15, 2019
Secondly you can't message someone with voice recognition if you are using it

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Exwizard: 7:12am On Jan 15, 2019
Those who cut tissue paper without following the dotted line, what is your problem??!

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by bigstan11787(m): 7:12am On Jan 15, 2019
You said the right thing man..great features buh no security..if your version expires just forget it.you lose everytin..just that wr Nigerians we too like flashy things,buh wr should know that flashy things don't last

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by GroundnutSoup9: 7:13am On Jan 15, 2019
Abeg which one be GB what's app again?

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:13am On Jan 15, 2019
Good we don't do whatsapp anyways....

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Richdad50(m): 7:14am On Jan 15, 2019
Application
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by NOC1(m): 7:14am On Jan 15, 2019
What is GB whatsapp again?

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Tallesty1(m): 7:14am On Jan 15, 2019
Privacy when I am not working with FBI, DSS, CIA, CID or any serious security organization?





There's no privacy once you're on internet and it is worse if you're using Android phone.



Ladies, see eeh! If He.....

Remembers your birthday

Knows all your secrets

Spends a lot of time with you

Knows all your friends

Have some of your crazy pictures.

That's not your man.

That's Mark Zuckerberg!

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by omoadeleye(m): 7:15am On Jan 15, 2019
baba forget it jare

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by SenorFax(m): 7:15am On Jan 15, 2019
Just tell us you don't like GBwhatsapp. Moreover, any app can be hacked provided the hacker is good.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by ceejayMAX(m): 7:15am On Jan 15, 2019
abdulazeez1002:
Gb WhatsApp till I die
a word is enough for the wise

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Mcdreamy15: 7:15am On Jan 15, 2019
:DI
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by zicocards(m): 7:16am On Jan 15, 2019
Nonsense Apps. Download at your own risk

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by jaid23: 7:16am On Jan 15, 2019
Lol. Android users, food is served. As for us ios users we like our official whatsapp like that. grin

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Calypsol: 7:16am On Jan 15, 2019
Tallesty1:
Privacy when I am not working with FBI??

Lol bro this got me grin

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by 1zynnvn(m): 7:17am On Jan 15, 2019
If there was a security issue with gbwhatsapp,I'm sure someone from reddit would have discovered it by now.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by kingharzy(m): 7:17am On Jan 15, 2019
undecided


They'll not hear now na. When vaseline boys start devouring their nudes they'll be using their usedless brains to think.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by okokobioko1: 7:17am On Jan 15, 2019
abdulazeez1002:
Gb WhatsApp till I die

instead of u to read in between the lines and learn from the writeup. this the problem we have as educated people this days.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Pearlyakin(m): 7:17am On Jan 15, 2019
We don hear, if only it will take away the old man in Aso rock back to Daura to meet his cows.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Nobody: 7:18am On Jan 15, 2019
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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Bawsse(m): 7:18am On Jan 15, 2019
True
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Nobody: 7:18am On Jan 15, 2019
GBwhatsapp till Messi wins an international cup.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Shezkid: 7:18am On Jan 15, 2019
We die here... Nigeria alone is 100 times worst than GB whatsapp...but we still dey 9ja

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Viking007(m): 7:18am On Jan 15, 2019
abdulazeez1002:
Gb WhatsApp till I die
Nothing will make me delete the app.
1zynnvn:
If there was a security issue with gbwhatsapp,I'm sure someone from reddit would have discovered it by now.
cheesy Look at how you just rubbished Nairaland.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Shezkid: 7:19am On Jan 15, 2019
okokobioko1:


instead of u to read in between the lines and learn from the writeup. this the problem we have as educated people this days.

Mr man you can't decide for him.... Mind your business

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by princemillla(m): 7:19am On Jan 15, 2019
Hmmmm

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