Any stranger could be listening to your WhatsApp messages through Siri

In a time where technology serves a critical role in our lives, it is important that we know how to maintain our safety and privacy to protect our personal data.

Currently, we have multiple applications of instant messaging with which we can contact at all times with the person that we want no matter the time or the place.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular platforms at a global level, so that any error or bug in their updates, must be relevant to the millions of members that use the application with the aim of avoiding at all costs that our private information at risk.

Recently, the portal brazilian Mac Magazine, presented a new problem of privacy in which users with devices iOS could be vulnerable.

This means that any person can listen to the messages of WhatsApp through the virtual assistant, Siri. Although, of course, it should be noted that the error was detected on devices with the update iOS 11.

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What we know, it sounds strange that Siri ande spreading our personal information, but everything seems to indicate that because of this problem, the virtual assistant can read hidden messages of other applications such as Telegram, Snapchat or Instagram, in addition to reading the notifications of WhatsApp even though they may be hidden regardless of whether the device is locked or not.

If a person decides to have a conversation with Siri on a device outside, you can do it. She, without fear of God, will read all the received messages mentioning who are the issuers. Users have already reported this bug, so Apple said that is already working to fix it in future updates.

How to fix it momentarily?

So while, if your private conversations that matter to you a lot, you’ll be able to make some adjustments that don’t take a long time.

When logging in to the iOS app of WhatsApp, you’ll be able to access the settings to turn off the preview feature, so that your device shows who you have sent message, but without showing the text. Or, if you don’t want neither the issuer, from the “Settings” of WhatsApp, you’ll have to activate the option “Never” for “Show previews”.

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