Whatsapp is not an app, it’s a habit nowaday. People are so much addicted to this shit that if their WhatsApp crashes, they’ll get a small heart attack.
There is a new bug in WhatsApp that could allow anyone to remotely crash most popular messaging app just by sending nearly 4000 emojis to the target user/friend and till now 1 Billion users are affected by this bug. Also, you can make any WhatsApp group dead with this bug.
Now the question is How to Crash Someone’s WhatsApp Remotely??
Whatsapp your friend with just a message containing nearly 4000 smileys and the friend will suffer from a crash everytime he/she opens the message. Whether it’s WhatsApp Web or the mobile application, and it requires no specially crafted method or coding.
Now let’s understand the bug!!
In WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp allows 6550-6600 characters, But after typing about 4200-4400 smiley/Emoji, Browser starts to slow down. But since the limit is not yet reached, so WhatsApp allows to go on inserting & when it receives it overflows the buffer and it crashes.
Last year WhatsApp crash bug required 2000 words (2kb in size) message in the special character set to remotely crash WhatsApp messenger app. but after this discovery, the company patched the bug by setting up the limits of characters in WhatsApp text messages, but unfortunately, it failed to set up limits for smileys send via WhatsApp.
This recent WhatsApp bug tested on Android devices by multiple brands and caused the WhatsApp crash. WhatsApp for Android devices including Marshmallow, Lollipop and Kitkat and also the WhatsApp Web for Chrome, Opera and Firefox web browsers are affected by this bug.
Now lets’s see how to stay secure from this Bug!!
The best way to protect ones WhatsApp is the deletion of conversation when such message is received. If you become a victim of such message on WhatsApp, just open your messenger and delete the whole conversation with the sender. However, remember, if you have kept some records of your chat with that particular friend, you’ll end up losing them all.
Note: – This guide is only for knowledge purpose and shouldn’t be used for any illegal activities as we are not responsible for anything happens with this.
This trick will be famous and users will be vulnerable until a patch is released by the. Hope you like this article. So, don’t forget to share it with your friends and also feel free to drop a comment below if you still face any kind of problem.