that Whatsapp added the last seen feature with some other features that will
not allow someone to know if you are online or not. But someone just open their
ass up with a simple developed application.
application that tracks every move of whoever you like to follow. This
application is setup as an Proof of Concept that WhatsApp is broken in terms of
of any WhatsApp user:
Online/Offline status (even with
privacy options set to “nobody”)
to “everyone” (set by default)
pictures, privacy settings or statuses. This tool provide a simple GUI to view
an timeline of an user or even compare it to an other tracked user.
control over your status in WhatsApp meanwhile they only affect a very limited
scope. Sure, the “lastseen”, “profile picture” and
“status message” privacy options do work, but probably not as the user intented it to.
By setting the “last seen” privacy option to “nobody” you
think no one can view if you’re online but this is not the case. What is even worse, that these events can be
followed by anyone. The ability for a complete stranger to
follow your in-app status is pretty creepy and might be abused already. This is
not an “hack” or “exploit” but it’s broken by design.