The scams inare trendy . Unfortunately for the millions of users of the app, the most used instant messaging platform on the planet has become the perfect channel for those people with not very good intentions, can carry out their bad practices with the rest, and try benefit at your expense.
But WhatsApp has what appears to be the first step to a solution. As they have, the latest available version of the application hides inside a new tool designed to avoidon WhatsApp , which consists of automatic identification of suspicious links.
WhatsApp will help you identify suspicious links
Under the name of “Detection of suspicious links” , hides a function that is already incorporated in versions 2.18.204, 2.18.205 and 2.18.206 Beta of WhatsApp for Android, but that at the moment is not available to users. As you can see in the catches provided, the option would be responsible for analyzing each and every one of the links received in a conversation of the messaging app , in search of elements that could manifest that the link is dangerous for the user. The possibility that the link could redirect the user to a false or unreliable web page will also be analyzed.
In case of detecting that the link is, effectively, suspicious or that it is identified as dangerous for the user, a red alert will appear , which suggests the user not to click on the link. And in case of doing so, the function itself will once again alert the user to the possibility that the link is suspicious. It is convenient to emphasize that the entire process is done locally, and at no time are data sent to WhatsApp servers when detecting suspicious links.
Definitely, the arrival of options of this type to WhatsApp is always good news . Every day the servers of the messaging service run through thousands of fraudulent messages, which can endanger the millions of users of the app, and only through measures like this will it be possible to move forward against one of the biggest blunders in the world. platform.