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Versión falsa de WhatsApp, en GooglePlay

Molestos anuncios de publicidad cuando quieres abrir WhatsApp para mandar un mensaje o cuando quieres entrar a saludar en algún grupo, es lo que podria decirte que eres una del millón de personas que descargaron una versión falsa de la popular aplicación de mensajería instantánea, que estuvo disponible en la plataforma Android en las últimas semanas.

WhatsApp

Según la información que aportaba la aplicación antes de que fuera retirada de la tienda de Google para el sistema Android (Play Store), el falso WhatsApp había sido descargado cerca de un millón de veces.

Hasta ahora se desconoce las regiones donde la aplicación fue descargadani qué países fueron los más afectados.

Los fraudulentos desarrolladores habían logrado que el producto tuviera el mismo logo y hasta estuviera asociado a un desarrollador con el mismo nombre: “WhatsApp Inc”.

Esto lo consiguieron al reemplazar, cuando programaron el timo, el espacio entre ambas palabras con un carácter especial que simulaba un espacio.

Una sutil diferencia que es casi imposible de detectar por un usuario promedio de Google Play Store.

Pero más allá del engaño ya resuelto, lo que preocupa a muchos usuarios es que ésta no es la primera vez que Google tiene que limpiar aplicaciones de su tienda.

En 2015, por ejemplo, el gigante tecnológico debió bloquear una aplicación que decía que servía para monitorear la batería y lo que hacía en realidad era enviar mensajes de texto a sitios que cobraban altas sumas de dinero al usuario del teléfono.

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