Saturday, 30 May 2020

WhatsApp has rushed to roll out a security fix code on iPhones and Androids


IllustrationIllustration - WhatsApp has decided to rushed to roll out a security fix after concerns were raised hackers could inject surveillance software on to phones via the call function.

The reason because this app discovered a vulnerability that allowed attackers to install malicious code on iPhones and Android phones by ringing up a target device. 

Even, the code could be transmitted even if users did not answer their phones and a log of the call often disappeared.

According the Financial Times said the attack bore a resemblance to spyware developed for intelligence agencies. There are concerns that the software was used in attempts to access the phones of human rights campaigners, including a UK-based lawyer. 

WhatsApp claims to have 1.5 billion users around the world and it released a software update on Monday. 

According to the Financial Times, the spyware was developed by NSO Group, an Israeli cybersecurity and intelligence company. The vulnerability and suspected attacks have been investigated by Citizen Lab, a research group at the University of Toronto.






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