The new version of the popular instant messaging application WhatsApp becomes incompatible with certain versions of Android and iOS that are considered obsolete.
As early as the fall of 2021, WhatsApp, which boasts 7 billion voice messages sent every day, had decided to put aside more devices that are considered obsolete. Since November 1, users of smartphones over five years with versions older than Android 4.1 and iOS 10 have no longer been able to access app updates, but were able to continue working despite some bugs.
About fifty models deal with WhatsApp
Over the next few days, about 50 phone models that do not run the required version of iOS or Android will simply not be able to use the app unless they update.
Here is the list: Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, lеnоvо а820, zте v956, нuаwеі асеnd d2, асеnd g740, ascend mate, fаеа f1, аrсhоѕ 53 рlаtіm, Galaxy 53 рlаѕеѕtіn, G 0 2, В15, оny хреrіа м, Wіkeо, сіnk fіvе, Darknight, ttl W8, Zте Gruаnd х, Optimus L Optimus II, Dual Optimus II, F7 Optimus II, F7 Optimus II, F7 Optimus II, II Dual, Optimus L7II, Optimus F6, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus F3Q.
A quick look at your settings will tell you if you are affected and if you want to continue using Whatsapp, you need to update your operating system. For other phones, the new app allows you to read outside the conversation, see a preview of the journal or save the reading.
Be careful if you receive this WhatsApp message: a Belgian has already lost up to € 3,000.
A man from Limburg lost almost € 3,000 after a WhatsApp scam.
Scammers are becoming more and more adept at cheating their prey. A new scam is raging on WhatsApp. Yes, a 63-year-old Flemish man had the bitter experience of this. One day I received a Whatsapp from my daughter, he tells Het Belang Van Het Limburg. Dad, can you save this number? My old cell phone no longer works. The following days we exchanged several messages about the weather, work, our health, banalities.
Beware of this new scam on WhatsApp that allows hackers to steal your account https://t.co/kdyREKSowL
– LAMBERT Albert (@ LAMBERTAlbert2) May 30, 2022
Over time, things get complicated.
Until this message: Since my old cell phone is not working, I can not do online banking. But I have two bills to pay today. Can you pay them for me? Do it when you are rested.
The rest you have no doubt understood. In addition to the actual transfer, the scammers get their hands on all banking information via WhatsApp. This allows them to extort money. Scammers know how to pick their victims and target their weak points, adds Jo desperately. In total, he deposits around € 3,000 in one account and € 1,500 in another. I interpreted it as my daughter giving me a break because I have cancer.
Eventually he understands the deception as the second report was suspicious. But the money was transferred. Then he cut out his card. He got 1/3 of the money back, but his bank would not refund him for the remaining 2/3. His KBC bank does not intervene even though he has internet insurance. A judge recently ruled that banks are too quick to blame the customer for phishing. I am currently living on sickness benefits and hope to get my money back.
KBC responded for its part: Due to our discretion, we can not provide any information on individual cases. We perform proactive checks to prevent our customers from falling into the trap.