WhatsApp: WhatsApp users, here’s something you should not do
For those unaware, a modded version simply means some alterations and modifications done to the original file by developers to add/remove some features. In some cases, the alterations are done for the benefit of the developers.
“Good post: using a modded WhatsApp version is never a solution for your privacy and security…Download the latest public release for Android: https://whatsapp.com/android,” says the WaBetaInfo tweet.
Good post: using a modded WhatsApp version is never a solution for your privacy and security.Download the latest… https://t.co/RDnT6hOgAZ
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 1594580665000
The Twitter post also has an image that further explains risk associated with the modded version of WhatsApp. “Creators can easily MITM your texts and can modify/change/edit texts that you have sent,” the image says. It warns that WhatsApp can also temporarily ban your account if you are using a modified version of the app. “It is not worth the risk in spite of the fact that those modded versions provide 20x more features than original WhatsApp,” it further adds.