Using a modified version of social messaging app WhatsApp? If yes, then you may want to know this. These modified versions of the app are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks and are vulnerable to privacy security risks. WaBetaInfo,
the website that tracks changes to WhatsApp, warned against using the modded app in a post on Twitter.

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.

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. 

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  1. i will strictly adhere what I don't intend to do against your guidance

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