The phone number of WhatsApp users has come up in public search.
Another major flaw has been detected in WhatsApp. If you are using WhatsApp on your PC web browser then your contact may appear publicly in Google search scroll…
- Last Updated:January 17, 2021, 4:12 PM IST
Independent cyber security researcher Rajshekh Rajahariya has confirmed to News18 that there is a public number listing on Google. News18 itself has verified that WhatsApp Web URL numbers of users have been indexed on a large number of public domains on Google. With this, any user can get access to your contact.
Group Links have also been leaked
Earlier WhatsApp group messages were leaked on Google, so anyone could read your chat by searching WhatsApp group on Google and could also join your private group. Due to this mistake of WhatsApp, all the numbers of people’s WhatsApp group were also made public, on which WhatsApp also clarified.
WhatsApp said on this that it is taking necessary steps to stop Google indexing of its users and group invites. WhatsApp has asked Google not to make such chats public and advised users not to share group chat links on publicly accessible websites.
Let us tell you that Google had indexed the invite link for private WhatsApp group chats, which means that anyone can easily search and join various private chat groups. Index WhatsApp group chat link has now been removed from Google. A WhatsApp spokesperson said that from March 2020, WhatsApp has included the noindex tag on all deep link pages, which will exclude them from indexing. A WhatsApp spokesperson said that we have given our feedback to Google not to index these chats.