The popular instant messaging application WhatsApp stopped working as of January 1, 2020 on some cell phones. And is that the app, owned by Facebook, will no longer provide updates for such models.
So, we have to cell phones with operating system Windows Mobile they will no longer have the security support that WhatsApp continuously takes to keep their application safe from external attacks, the newspaper reports in a report Trade.
This means that those who have these phones can continue using the app, but are exposed to multiple threats. In addition, they might encounter anomalous behaviors.
This is because according to several sources on the subject, the company MicrosoftIt will relaunch its own instant messaging system, which has not achieved the expected results so far.
However, not only Windows mobiles will be abandoned by the messaging application, other platforms such as Androi or iOS will also be affected. As of February 1, Android versions 2.3.7 and iOS 8 (and earlier) will be out of support.
In this case, the affected ones will be the telephones Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Galaxy Nexus or Sony Xperia S.
For Apple, those affected will be affected. iPhone 3G, 3GS or iPhone 4.
There has already been a first movement in this regard: Android 2.3.7 or lower mobile users and iOS 8 or lower users cannot create accounts or verify them.
Nokia S40 and Blackberry 10 models will also be affected.
And the next updates will require certain requirements for the program to work properly. Therefore, cell phones that have old operating systems will no longer be able to perform such readjustment.