[SPAM] Whatsapp Is Forging Your Fingerprint
This is a post circulating with false claims about whatsapp forging your fingerprint. Please read more about it in the verification section of this article.
Below post has been circulating on social media.
To all my friends, be careful of some msgs in WhatsApp that asks you to put your thumb in a screen to unlock a msg like happy Independence day or happy new year… Beware of these msgs and don't put your thumb anywhere. Scanning your thumb impression will give the app owners –
— Himanshu Verma (@Himanshu_Gyan) August 8, 2019
Verification: No, fingerprints are not forged by WhatsApp
The post with false claims are being circulated since few years. There is no truth in the claims. Message asking for thumb impression cannot steal your data. By touching on the message, the application cannot steal data and details of PAN and Aadhaar card.Thumbprint scanning image on the site is a GIF. Website just waits for you to touch in a specific area to show up. when you click on the link in the message, it leads you to a page that welcomes you with patriotic music. It uses the hashtag ‘#TRAI’ to show it like an official warning issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. In fact no such message or warning has been issued by TRAI.
“It lures you to see a surprise gift after you scan your finger by keeping on the fingerprint image in above screenshot.
When you touch it (with any finger, any angle) it shows a bar crossing from top to bottom as if it’s really scanning your fingerprint and leads you to another page wishing you Happy Independence Day with patriotic song playing in background.” Read more about it @ SMHoaxslayer
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Post Date: 14 Aug 2019
Post ID: #73450