The UAE Central Bank warns users of fraudulent messages on WhatsApp

Ahmed Moawad - | Technology

The Central Bank of the Emirates issued a warning concerning fraudulent messages sent to consumers via the WhatsApp messaging app.

Those using the most popular messaging app in the world, "WhatsApp," should exercise extreme caution before acting on messages and alerts purportedly from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates or a bank in the country, the Central Bank of the Emirates warned in a statement.

The Central Bank urged people to ignore these communications and not bother reading them or following any links they could contain in order to avoid falling prey to electronic pirate sites.

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Finally, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) reiterated that it does not use any social media platforms to communicate with individuals or businesses, and it urged its customers to take extra precautions to safeguard the security of their financial data.

The "Meta" company, which owns WhatsApp and the Facebook website, plans to roll out a number of improvements to the app over the next several months in an effort to address a number of security issues and improve the overall user experience.

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In the near future, WhatsApp will provide a feature that converts voice communications into text locally on the device without sending the original to WhatsApp's servers.

Voicemails are converted to text locally without sending them to the company's servers. He noted in his study that this function will have significant limitations due to the fact that it cannot transform speech into text unless the language being spoken is already in its database.

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