WhatsApp vulnerability revealed

News WhatsApp vulnerability revealed


Becky

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WhatsApp vulnerability revealed - A missed call was enough to infect a device with spyware

An Israeli security firm has developed a way in which a hacker can infect a device with spyware by simply calling it via WhatsApp. Even if the call was not answered the spyware would be installed, and additionally the log of the call would be deleted - meaning that the target user would have no knowledge of anything taking place. Once installed, the spyware would be able to examine calls, messages, and other data, as well as gain access to the camera and microphone.

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Just heard about it on The News. Quite worrying that this can be done by a simple phonecall that doesn't even need to be answered.

Must get the update installed.
 

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Checked and found that the latest update had been installed automatically yesterday. :thumb:
 

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I have switched to the Signal secure messaging app :dance: :user:
This isn’t the first vulnerability of this kind to be discovered in a supposedly secure messaging app. Last year, Argentinian security researcher Ivan Ariel Barrera Oro wrote about a flaw in Signal, an app favored by Edward Snowden. In that case, a hacker could send a specially crafted internet address in a Signal message and it would download the malware.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/whatsapp-apos-end-end-encryption-113915579.html

Before you celebrate you may want to check out Signal's current security state. :cool:
 
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