It was previously mentioned that it was possible know the location of a WhatsApp contact using a trick focused on unraveling the IP address. However, it has been reported new vulnerability in the statessimilar to Instagram stories.
states, which are temporary posts shared with the contacts of the messaging platform, emerged as a method to increase interaction, however, there are those who can use them as a opportunity to harass someone.
Those who are adept at seeing the statuses on the messaging platform should now think twice, since someone with bad intentions could take advantage of the bug found.
According to Clarion, It is an action that consists of share a state with tracking links, using MySQL tables.
When someone sees and clicks on a state that includes this method, it allows Whoever published it knows its location. The author of the state receives a detailed report of contacts who viewed it and clicked on the link; From where and at what time did they do it?
The person who set the trap can know where that person was at the precise moment they visited the link attached to the status. Thus, it is recommended don’t click on links inside temp posts or ask the author directly where it leads.
Another of the methods that some people use to know the location of someone through WhatsApp en: opening the web application and pressing Control + Alt + Deleter to bring up the Task Manager.
Later press Win + R to click Run. then write there cmd. In the terminal write netstat-an and press Enter. Finally, put the IP adress in a browser. After that, a nearby location of the contact will appear, not in real time.
It should be noted that this method, which also requires that the person to be spied on has WhatsApp Web open, or any other method, should not be used. Locations can be consciously shared on the platform; It can ask someone to send their location so as not to resort to other methods.
How to know if the contact has sent a fake location
It is enough to pay attention to the message that the contact sends, since the preview will be different in the case of the current location or if the person has sent another location on the map.
If the map preview has no name, text, or description below it, that user has submitted the current location, otherwise, if said preview includes the name of an establishment or a description, it is that said person has used the search engine or has chosen within the suggestions.
Although the trick has been available for a long time, before the application differentiated these options even more, since the current location and the suggestions even had a different color inside the map.
It should be noted that it is not always a “lack of trust”, as there are occasions where the GPS does not locate correctly and some of the suggestions in the list may be more reliable or relevant because only nearby locations are shown.
The search engine does not work exactly either, because depending on the location it will show options, some of them will not show any because they lack reference points.