Android users warned about a trick that lets you read deleted WhatsApp messages

Android users are warned about a trick that lets you read deleted WhatsApp messages that could compromise phone data.

A handful of different apps can be used to retrieve the deleted messages.

But a new app, WAMR, seems to retrieve deleted data from WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other platforms.

Due to the encryption on Android devices, WAMR can not directly access the messages.

Instead, the app uses your message history to read the messages and back up messages according to information from the Google App Store.

The WAMR app detects a deleted message and then shows you a notification.

Additional media, including images, videos, animated gifs, audio, voice messages, documents, stickers, can also be recovered from messages.

However, the app notes that this is not an official way to recover deleted messages, and warns that it may encounter restrictions based on the app where the message data is, or even from the Android operating system.

There is also a privacy risk associated with downloading the app.

Open the installation of the WAMR app. Multiple permissions are required for it to work on your Android device.

According to some Android users, the WAMR app will detect a deleted message and then show you a notification.
According to some Android users, the WAMR app will detect a deleted message and then show you a notification.
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These permissions can compromise data from other apps on your phone.

Information Security Newspaper reports that Internet search history and contact lists are among the data that can be accessed by the WAMR app.

Outlet also reports that despite the potential security risks, the WAMR app has been downloaded more than 10 million times.

Right now, the app is only available on the Android Marketplace.
Right now, the app is only available on the Android Marketplace.
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Choosing to download an app like WAMR that can compromise data and security on your phone is a risk that should be carefully weighed.

WhatsApp has long been praised for its privacy and encryption.

The app provides a level of privacy with its end-to-end encryption for messages and calls.

According to reports, the WAMR app has been downloaded more than 10 million times.
According to reports, the WAMR app has been downloaded more than 10 million times.
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WhatsApp recently unveiled a new update that allows users to easily contact the company’s support team.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced here with permission

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