WhatsApp for Windows Phone was removed from Marketplace due to security issues
August 6, 2012 at 23:17 GMT | By John Williams
A few days ago, we reported that the WhatsApp client for Windows Phone had been removed from Marketplace. In actaul fact, the app wasn't removed as it can still be accessed via it's deep link but is private, so you can't download or share it.
According to MonWindowsPhone, the app has a serious security flaw which required the developers to urgently pull it from Marketplace. This is all because fo an Android app called WhatsAppSniffer which allowed users to access messages sent using WhatsApp on a WiFi network. The developers are patching the app due to it sending messages via XMP protocol and in plain text.
We still do not know when the updated version will be made avavilble but the developers have confirmed that update is on its way. So again, if you are a heavy WhatsApp user you are best advised not to unistall the app or reset your phone until the revised version of the app shows up in Marketplace.
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