WhatsApp bug allowed hackers to crash app while answering a video call

Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19bn

Natalie Silvanovich, a security researcher with Google's Project Zero security research team, discovered the bug in WhatsApp video call.

A critical vulnerability in the WhatsApp messaging app for Android and iOS was fixed today that could have been activated simply by a user answering a call.

As the vulnerability in WhatsApp for Android was fixed on September 28th and iOS on October 3rd, Google Project Zero was able to disclose the vulnerability to the public.

The move has been making the rounds ever since Facebook acquired WhatsApp, the report added. But, to be on safer side, WhatsApp users are advised to exercise caution while receiving video calls from strangers. She also published proof-of-concept code and instructions on how to reproduce the attack. "Just answering a call from an attacker could completely compromise WhatsApp". Israel's online intelligence agency recently warned about a widely used account hijacking method that took advantage of improperly secured voicemail inboxes.

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WhatsApp's "Status " feature allows users to share text, photos, videos and animated GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. "We promptly issued a fix to the latest version of WhatsApp to resolve this issue", WhatsApp said in an email statement to Reuters.

WhatsApp is used by more than 1.2 billion people around the world.

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In the biggest-ever security breach after Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook last month admitted that hackers broke into almost 50 million users' accounts by stealing their "access tokens" or digital keys.

In the Cambridge Analytica scandal, data of almost 87 million people was breached upon.

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