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WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to infiltrate phones

May 14, 2019

Via: TechSpot

WhatsApp is used by over 1.5 billion people and remains one of the most popular messaging and VoIP service. While it does offer “Security by Default” in the form of end-to-end encryption, there will always be vulnerabilities existing in the wild that keep companies leapfrogging one another in the form of exploits and security patches.

One such incident took place earlier this month when a vulnerability in WhatsApp was discovered that allowed infiltration of spyware onto phones and thus use the recipient’s camera, mic, location and messaging information as part of a ‘targeted’ surveillance attack.

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