Videos in WhatsApp cannot Erase your phone!

Top 5 things to know:

  1. Videos in WhatsApp cannot Erase your phone! Whatever the name of the video is. We can call them hoaxes, fake news or simply jokes and ignore them. 
  2. One indirect way how users are tricked is by sending a branded e-mail as if it is from WhatsApp and saying that you have a “voice notification” and tricking you to download an attachment. Avoid unknown and unscanned attachments as always. 
  3. Consider using a mobile security suite by throwing in a few bucks. Example: Norton. 
  4. The images and videos themselves do not contain any virus in WhatsApp but any misleading hyperlinks can trick you do download a malware if your phone itself is vulnerable for such. Again, do have a realtime security suite running. 
  5. Last but not least, do not install any unknown app. Period.

– Team Fakopedia.