Durov explained that for a potential cracker it is enough to send a video to WhatsApp to cause undesirable consequences. At the same time, the messenger itself does not protect personal data in any way, at the same time it can play the role of a Trojan horse, letting strangers into your smartphone and showing personal photos and videos.
The programmer explained the reason for his fears. The fact is that the messenger belongs to Facebook company, which works closely with the US agency, which collects population data. Moreover, Durov accused WhatsApp of intentional introducing of errors that allow penetrating smartphones while updating the app.
As a result, Durov summarized that if users have no desire to discover their photos and correspondence in the public domain one day, WhatsApp needs to be disposed of.