A security flaw discovered in [WhatsApp] https://andro4all.com/tag/whatsapp () recently , would have allowed hackers to take control of the application on the victim’s device through only a video call. The vulnerability was discovered at the end of last August by several members of the group of security researchers Google Project Zero, and would have been corrected by WhatsApp in recent weeks.
Apparently, the problem would be related to a corrupt memory error in the non-WebRTC implementation used by WhatsApp in their video calls, and would have affected equally the WhatsApp app for Android as well as the one destined for Apple’s mobile operating system.
This is a big deal. Just answering a call from an attacker could completely compromise WhatsApp. “> – Tavis Ormandy (@taviso)
WhatsApp is deeply concerned about the safety of our users. We normally engage with security researchers from around the world to ensure that WhatsApp is safe and reliable. We publish immediately a solution to the latest version of WhatsApp to solve this problem.
Anyway, and luckily, the security flaw was quickly reported to the company belonging to Facebook, which did not take too long to solve it. Thus, the WhatsApp application for Android lacks this problem since September 28 , while iOS users are safe from October 3. To make sure that the WhatsApp app you have installed on your mobile is immune to attacks of this type, we recommend downloading the latest version available on Google Play or Apple App Store.
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