WhatsApp has always had security issues, which have been reported by the experts, who discovered that it’s very easy to steal an account using some methods and platforms. Many hackers manage to get their hands on an account by registering on any smartphone or Android virtual machine and entering the phone number of their victim, but when they need to introduce the authorization code, they request to receive a phone call with the code and they provide a different phone number (even landline). This method is widely used and it works when WhatsApp has problems with the SMS system.

WhatsApp has over 800 million active users and many of them have “enemies” or they just fall victims to hackers who need their phone numbers to sell them to advertisers. Others just want to hack their friends or partners’ accounts and read their conversations.

One of the methods to hack someone’s account is by using that person’s phone. First of all, you must uninstall WhatsApp from your phone and convince your friend to give you his/her phone for a few minutes. During this time, you will find the Mac address of your friend’s phone, which will have six pairs of two digits, and two letters. If your friend has an Android phone, you will go to Settings>About phone>Status>WI-Fi MAC address, while on an iPhone you’ll go to Settings>General>About>WI-Fi Address. To get the Mac address on a Windows Phone device, go to Settings>About>More info>MAC address and finally, on a BlackBerry device, you will go to Options>Device>Device and Status info>WLAN MAC.

You will need to copy your Mac address and your friend’s Mac address somewhere at a safe place, then much later, when you’ll be alone, you’ll install Mac spoofing applications on your phone to change your Mac address. If you’re using an iPhone, we recommend you MacDaddy X or WifiSpoof, while on Android you can install BusyBox or Terminal Emulator. After installing any of these applications, type in the terminal “ip link show” and from the list of interfaces select your Mac address and in the terminal emulator enter “ip link set address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX” and “ip link set eth0 broadcast XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX“. “eth0” and the pairs of X’s are your victim’s Mac address. After changing your Mac address, verify it by typing “ip link show eth0.” Finally, enter WhatsApp on your device and enter your friend’s phone number. Your friend will receive the verification code and you will need to copy it and delete the message from his/her phone as soon as possible. Now, you can use your friend’s WhatsApp account!

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