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Abby Fuller
logged into whatsapp with a new phone number today and the message history from the previous number's owner was right there?! this doesn't seem right.
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Abby Fuller 10 Jan 19
Replying to @abbyfuller
and now i'm wondering how many other times it's happened? like does whoever has my old number now have MY whatsapp history?
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Abby Fuller 10 Jan 19
Replying to @abbyfuller
Yes it was a new device. No it wasn't second hand. It was not a second hand SIM. Yes I'm sure they weren't my messages, or groups that I was added to. Yes they were in plaintext. I am sure it's my phone number. It was not restored from a backup.
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‏pix 10 Jan 19
Replying to @abbyfuller @Viss
Actual messages or just the list of contacts?
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Ashley Porciuncula 11 Jan 19
She has said full message history.
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Adrienne Porter Felt 10 Jan 19
Replying to @abbyfuller
(a) yikes that's a bad bug (b) yiiiiikes the responses in this thread
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Abby Fuller 10 Jan 19
Replying to @__apf__
YIKES ALL AROUND!
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Replying to @abbyfuller
if it were me, id screenshot everything before nuking it. it may come in handy, and the world is so tiny you may meet the previous owner :D
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Abby Fuller 10 Jan 19
Replying to @Viss
I already nuked it. No time for fuckery.
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Linus Särud 10 Jan 19
Replying to @abbyfuller
Actual messages or "just" contacts/groups? The former sounds weird, the latter expected but indeed sub-optimal. You can prevent this from happening to yourself by enabling 2FA as the new holder of your previous number would not know your PIN.
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Abby Fuller 11 Jan 19
Replying to @_zulln
Yes actual messages.
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