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New concern for WhatsApp security

by January 13, 2020One Comment

New concern for the security of WhatsApp: the cyber cell of India recommends the update.

India's leading cyber security agency, Cert, has asked users to update Whatsapp on their phones after discovering a potential vulnerability in previous versions of the messaging app.

The potential problem may have been triggered by a video file sent by an unknown number.

Whatsapp He said he had no reason to believe that users' phones were affected.

The news of the new issue came soon after that Whatsapp he admitted that his software was used to install spyware on phones.

Facebook, owner of WhatsApp, had announced the correction for the new vulnerability in the system a few days ago.

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Cert says that if users open the video file, the software is installed on the phone, similar to Pegasus malware, which is used against journalists and activists.

The agency added that the vulnerability would allow attackers to access phones and make changes to the device, regardless of where it was located geographically.

The problem would have required users to open the video file, unlike the more sophisticated Pegasus which activated itself through a vulnerability in the WhatsApp video call function and did not request the answer to the call.

The messaging app also claimed to have released a security update that is expected to resolve the issue.

India has 400 million users Whatsapp, making the country its largest market.

One Comment

  • Param Rathod says:

    I love this app as I am using this app since 5 years. It is too good. Nice. Almost all my relatives has this app. When it doesn't exist it is difficult to talk people who are away from us or who are living next countries. Best and fast app for commmunication.

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