WhatsApp warning: Shock security threat revealed, here’s how to stay safe ...

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WhatsAppWhatsApp warning - Shock security threat revealed, here’s how to stay safe (Image: WHATSAPP • GETTY)

WhatsApp fans are being warned after security experts discovered a shock new threat affecting the chat app.

WhatsApp is the most popular chat app in the world, with over 1.5billion people using the Facebook-owned app every month.

The huge WhatsApp userbase in the past has been targeted by cybercriminals, with scams such as fake vouchers often seen circulated on the chat app.

While earlier this year a major breach saw hackers remotely install surveillance software on devices via a vulnerability with WhatsApp.

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And now WhatsApp fans are once again being put on alert, this time about a groundbreaking security threat.

WhatsApp prides itself on its end-to-end encryption which ensures messages stay private between you and the person you’re sending it to.

The Facebook-owned firm proudly says on its website that “nobody in between, not even WhatsApp” can read what is sent.

But it’s now been claimed that a shock new bug can give hackers powers to access encrypted messages on WhatsApp.

WhatsAppWhatsApp is the most popular chat app in the world (Image: GETTY)

The security threat was discovered by Google’s Project Zero team, who said the bug affects iOS devices.

They explained that

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