It turns out to be able to spy on someone, no need to the level of intelligence to do so. Worryingly, with an app and the enrollment of someone into the messagingWhatsApp app, we can already spy on it.
a new iOS app for iPhone and iPad claims to be able to use online and offline status from WhatsApp, to ‘stalk’ someone. This app is called ChatWatch. This app, as officially called by its app description, was originally intended to find “friends, family, or what employees do.” In fact, this application can still be lurked even though the function ‘Last Seen’ is turned off.
This app is charging 2 dollars per week to monitor two of the numbers listed WhatsApp, where this app will notify you if the number is online or offline. You can also pay more for staking 10 people at once.
Written in the description, this app can know when someone goes to sleep, how long they sleep, the duration of chat patterns among users of WhatsApp while calculating and looking at the possibility of how long they talk every day with machine learning.
The app also provides you with the activity activity of the people you’re looking at, which contains hours of doing something on WhatsApp like chat, phone, status change, and more. This application is also called to facilitate the boss to stalk the productivity of their employees.
ChatWatch itself when this news was revealed, is no longer to be found in Apple’s App Store. ChatWatch Party claimed not to know the reason Apple removed the application.
“For reasons we do not know, Apple has suspended our app from the App Store.We are preparing a web version to be released as soon as possible and to deal with Apple regarding its decision,” said ChatWatch as launching The Next Web.
Previously, security issues also highlighted Facebook messaging services, WhatsApp. The reason, the Indian Army (AD) reported recently mentioned WhatsApp used Chinese hackers to steal user data.
Quoted from Economic Times India, AD India through the Additional Directorate General of Public Interface has made a warning through his Twitter account.
“Stay alert, stay alert, stay safe! China is trying to penetrate the digital world,” said one official Indian army official, via a video uploaded on Twitter.
According to the upload, China uses many platforms to penetrate the digital world of internet users. One of them through the group at WhatsApp.
“Usually there is a number with the Chinese territory code entered in the chat group and removing all data,” write the account.
For information, since four months ago, AD India has warned soldiers to no longer use a number of applications, including WhatsApp.
AD India also recommends WhatsApp users in India to be on alert and ask them to check members in their chat group, especially if there are numbers with +86 prefixes in the group.
The authority also asks users to remain cautious while changing phone numbers. “If you change the SIM card, immediately destroy it completely,” wrote AD in his statement.
This adds to the tension of the two countries that had previously been high. China and India are in contention over the border area in the Tibetan region of Doklam. About hackers inWhatsApp will certainly make the tension of the two countries so the peak.