- When a scary message is created, it’s created to crash a specific platform,
- Scary Messages are very dangerous, they can destruct users experience on WhatsApp
- vCards and scary messages freeze WhatsApp.
WhatsApp users allegedly facing the challenge of scary messages and vCards circulating via this platform, designed to freeze their App and to delete the chat history. When scary messages created and sent to people, it’s created to crash a specific platform, so there are secret WhatsApp Groups sharing codes to crash WhatsApp for Android, other groups share scary messages to crash WhatsApp for iOS.
WhatsApp users have reported about this issue to the WABetaInfo and complain were sent via WhatsApp web.WhatsApp warned that if users receive scary messages, they should try to block the contact from WhatsApp Web. They are also encouraged to set their group privacy settings to ‘My Contacts’ or ‘My Contacts except..’ by so doing users will avoid the unknown persons from adding them in groups, and also remove the message containing the crash code, if it’s possible, from WhatsApp Web.
Sometimes these scary messages are simply vcards… apparently. If they open the vCard they might be attached 100 associated contacts. Every contact has a very long weird name, that contains a crash code. Sometimes the vcard is also altered, edited with something called Payload which makes the situation worse. Since there isn’t a general name, users started to name these scary messages using some terms, like Travar, Binario, Contact bomb, TravaZap or simply Crashe.
WABetaInfo suggested that if WhatsApp Web isn’t able to reach the user’s device, because WhatsApp is repeatedly crashing or the user hasn’t a WhatsApp Web session enabled, unfortunately, a user must reinstall WhatsApp, losing your chat history. Therefore users were recommended to back up their chat history at least once a week, to protect their messages. If people continue receiving these scary messages and vCards they should contact the WABetaInfo on Twitter to share their experience.
People should avoid scary messages, opening vCards as well as being added to unknown groups to protect their chats. And they should practice to back up their chat history at least once a week and to update the latest version of WhatsApp.However WhatsApp is already trying to fix the problem, but probably it might take a long time