The question of, if WhatsApp video calls can be hacked has been a subject matter for quite a while now. As technology advances, so does the security measures of the app become tougher. WhatsApp is a popular app for video call, and it is also designed with an encryption technology that makes it seem impossible for your video calls to be hacked by a third party. This app regularly updates its security features to ensure this does not happen.
Hackers have also become more updated on their techniques too, and they can now hack into phone calls, messages and video calls. Though video calls are a bit more complex, it does not mean that they are completely impossible to hack. Most times, it is not WhatsApp itself that it hacked but the operative device. If someone gets hold of your phone and can install a third person hacking application, then they will be able to access your phone and hack your video calls successfully. So, you have to make sure that strangers do not have access to your phone and that the person contacting you for the video call is a trustworthy person.
Below are some of the hacking techniques that can be used to access your video calls:
First Method: Theft of Cookie
One of the easiest methods to easily access and hack the video calls of a device is via cookie theft. Most people are aware that cookies store a person’s username and password info for future purposes. If a hacker can get a hold of this info, then they will be able to access the server and hack the call. This method is also known as Session Hijacking.
Second Method: Trojan and Virus
Malicious software programs exist that can be installed on a device. This software program which could be a Virus or a Trojan can keep sending personal info to the hacker. It can be used to lock files and directly create an avenue for the hacker to access your video calls.
Third Method: Attack through ClickJacking
In this form of attack, the hacker of the targeted device can hide behind a link that the operator is to click. Ads are used mostly for this kind of attacks which are also known as UI Redress. While browsing on websites, downloading apps, there are so many ads that can be used to feed the phone’s personal data to hackers.
Fourth Method: Phishing
This is an effective hacking technique. A hacker can copy the link of websites that are accessed the most and send out fake links to a targeted device. This means that once the target clicks on the link and enters in information, the hacker accesses data, making your WhatsApp video calls highly susceptible to hacking.
Other than these tips, some people have concrete reasons for hacking into a person’s video call such as parents checking up on their kids or even the law enforcement. For these, there are hacking apps such as mSpy and FlexiSpy.