The Hacker News Logo
Subscribe to Newsletter
CrowdSec

The Hacker News - Cybersecurity News and Analysis: Whatsapp for windows

WhatsApp Web Client Now Available on Firefox and Opera Browsers

WhatsApp Web Client Now Available on Firefox and Opera Browsers

February 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
It's been a long time coming, but now the users of Firefox and Opera browsers don't need to rely on the Chrome browser to access WhatsApp Web client, as the most popular smartphone messaging service has announced that the Web-based version of its service now works on Firefox and Opera web browsers   too. WHATSAPP WEB AVAILABLE FOR OPERA & FIREFOX Almost a month ago, WhatsApp launched the web client of its service but the access was limited only to the Google Chrome users. Now, the company is giving more choices to desktop users by launching WhatsApp Web Today for Opera and Firefox browsers , though you'll still have to wait a little long if you're a Safari user. WhatsApp Web is nothing than an extension of the core mobile WhatsApp application. It syncs conversations from your smartphone devices to your PCs, with everything stored on the mobile device itself. HOW TO USE WHATSAPP ON PC/DESKTOP In order to install WhatsApp web in your PC or laptop running
WhatsApp Web — New WhatsApp Feature Allows You to Chat From Your Browser

WhatsApp Web — New WhatsApp Feature Allows You to Chat From Your Browser

January 21, 2015Mohit Kumar
The most popular smartphone messaging service WhatsApp is now able to communicate with friends from their PC. No Rumours at all !! Enjoy WhatsApp from your desktop from now on. Last month, it was leaked that Whatsapp was working on a web client and finally from today they are introducing it to the public. The feature is called " WhatsApp Web ," which gives its users the ability to read and send messages directly from their web browsers. HOW TO USE WHATSAPP ON PC/DESKTOP Interested WhatsApp users simply need to open Chrome and navigate to https://web.whatsapp.com A QR code will appear on the web page, which must be scanned using WhatsApp mobile application to activate the service. By scanning the  QR code  that appears, users will automatically have paired their mobile WhatsApp with the WhatsApp web client, as shown.  WhatsApp Web requires that you install and run the latest Whatsapp version of the Android app on your phone. The feature currently works on
WhatsApp for Windows? Naaa.. Hackers are spamming Malware as WhatsApp Software

WhatsApp for Windows? Naaa.. Hackers are spamming Malware as WhatsApp Software

January 24, 2014Anonymous
Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the widespread popularity of the mobile messaging app ' WhatsApp '. A malware expert at the Kaspersky Lab revealed a large-scale spamming campaign, advertising a fake PC version of the WhatsApp , to spread a banking trojan. According to the report, unaware users have received an email written in Portuguese language , it also tries to deceive the recipient with a social engineering tactic in which cyber criminals composed the malicious email informing that victims already have 11 pending friend invitations.  If users click on the " Baixar Agora " (Download Now) link in the spam email, they will be redirected to a Hightail.com URL to download the Trojan. Hightail is a cloud storage service, the malicious component deployed on it then downloads the malware via a server in Brazil. The file stored on Hightail server looks like a 64-bit installation file bundled with 2.5 megabyte MP3 file. According to Virus Total engine, onl
Online Courses and Software

Sign up for cybersecurity newsletter and get latest news updates delivered straight to your inbox daily.